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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SMOLT, adj. Bright, serene. Also in Eng. dial. and phs. not a genuinely Sc. usage.Sc. 1837 Wilson's Tales of the Borders III. 304:
He saw their smolt spirits scour awa to Heaven like fire flaughts!

[O.Sc. smowt, fine, calm, of weather, 1513, Mid.Eng., O.E. smolt, id.]

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"Smolt adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Feb 2024 <>



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