Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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WHAARM, n. Also wharm, hwarm (Jak.); quaarm (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.), quarm. The rim of the eyelid, the part from which the eyelashes grow (Sh. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 218, 1908 Jak. (1928), 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1974). [ʍɑrm; kwɑrm] Sh. 1899 Shetland News (15 July):
Shü turn'd up da quarm fil shü could see.

[Norw. dial. (augne-)kvarm, O.N. hvarmr, id. For the forms see Q, letter, 1.]

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"Whaarm n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 May 2021 <>



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