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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SOO, v.3 Also sow, soue. intr. Of wind: to breathe, murmur, sigh (Sh. 1971). [su:]wm.Sc. 1887 Jam.:
The wind scarce sowed amang the birks.
Ayr. 1912 G. Cunningham Verse 61:
A sughin', soo'in' win comes frae the sooth.

[A reduced form of Souch, q.v. Cf. variants Pleuch, ploo.]

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