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  • (noun) - A storm consisting of several days of tempestuous weather, believed by the peasantry to take place periodically about the beginning of April, at the time that the gowk, or cuckoo, visits this country. Metaphorically used to denote an evil or obstruction which is only of short duration.

    --John Jamieson's Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, 1808

    January 17, 2018

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    May 20, 2011