Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a sullen roar, as the wind.
  • noun A low roaring or rustling, as of the wind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive, archaic, dialectal To make a rushing sound; to whizz.
  • verb intransitive, archaic, dialectal To shake vigorously.

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Examples

  • I felt sure now that I was in the pensionnat -- sure by the beating rain on the casement; sure by the "wuther" of wind amongst trees, denoting a garden outside; sure by the chill, the whiteness, the solitude, amidst which I lay.

    Villette

  • I felt sure now that I was in the pensionnat — sure by the beating rain on the casement; sure by the “wuther” of wind amongst trees, denoting a garden outside; sure by the chill, the whiteness, the solitude, amidst which I lay.

    Villette

  • "Well, I dunno," said Grandpa Walker, facetiously, balancing a good-sized morsel of food carefully on the blade of his knife, "that depen's on wuther ye're willin 'to take pot-luck with us or not."

    The Flag

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