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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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SCOW, n.3 A squally shower of rain, a wind- and rain-storm (Mry., Abd. 1921 T.S.D.C.). See Scrow, n.2Per. 1895 I. Maclaren Auld Lang Syne 280:
There micht be a scowie afore nicht.
Arran 1950 Scotsman (11 Nov.):
The swirling scows of rain that swept Coire na Cuiseig.

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