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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 and 2005 supplements.
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AIM. n. Also aime. (See quots.) [eim]Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 63:
Ā-im, n. A hot glow, a blast of hot air. “'Er wiz sicna āim wi' the fire.”
Cai. 1992 James Miller A Fine White Stoor 138:
She looked at his pen and the sheep crowding inside it, standing nose to tail, their flanks heaving. The air above them wavered with the aime of their heat.

[O.N. eimr, vapour, steam; cf. Eem, n.1, v.1]

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