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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MUIND, n. Also mond; mund (Sh. 1899 J. Spence Folk-Lore 241). A period of time, a while (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)), esp. a short period of stormy weather, a squall or fig. a period of good or bad temper (Ib.). [mønd]Sh. 1892 Manson's Sh. Almanac:
Wir a' seen an atrie muind comin oot o da laek o dis.
Hit is a mond frae du guid. Der' cam' a mond o' ill wadder. Der' wer' a ill mond upon him dis mornin'.

[Norw., O.N. mund, a short period of time in which something happens.]

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