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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BOO, Bu, n.5 A spell of weather, either fine or bad. [bu:]Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.:
“A boo of waddir,” meaning a long track of weather, good or bad.
Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Heset ina bu fae (frae) de sooth-east, more settled weather set in with wind from the south-east.

[Origin obscure.]

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