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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GUST, n.2, v.2 I.Sc. usages of Eng. gust, a sudden blast of wind.

I. n. “Sea-spray carried by the wind and deposited on growing crops” (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.; Sh., Ork. 1955).Ork. 1949 “Lex” But-end Ballans 13:
Whin de gust cam' an' de tatties failed.

II. v. To blast or blight by sea-spray (Sh., Ork. 1955). Ppl.adj. gusted, blighted (Angus).Ork. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 XIV. 317:
Sometimes the N.W. part of our parish is very subject to sea gusting, but no inundations.

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