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  • Aberdeenshire Scots term for snow raised, and driven by the wind.

    "When to my Meg I bend my tour,

    Thro' ewden drifts or snawy show'r

    It neither makes me sad nor sour

    For Peggy warms the very snaw."

    --Shireffs' Poems, Edinburgh, 1790, p. 285.

    Cited in Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    Cf. ewin-drift and erd-drift.

    June 2, 2011