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Page 10 of 37 for the letter W

wather, widder, wither, wuther, waither, wadder, wedder, weather, wather-gaw, weather-gaw, weather-gall, weather-gaa, weather-go, wather-gaa, waithur, watherfu, widderfu, witherfu, wutherfu, waitherfu, wadderfu, wedderfu, weatherful, wathery, widdery, withery, wuthery, waithery, waddery, weddery, weathery, watherie, widderie, witherie, wutherie, waitherie, wadderie, wedderie, weatherie, wather-heid, wadder-heid, wadder-head, widdergaw, widder-gaw, wither-gaw,
wather ['waðər, 'wɪðər, MN. 'wɪdər, I.Sh. 'wadər,]
n. The weather, the circumstances, state of affairs, atmosphere, conditions prevailing at any given moment or created by one. Wet stormy weather, a spell of rain or snow with blustery winds, rain in general.

adj. Stormy, wet and windy.

Compounds and phrases etc.

ill wather: Bad weather, wicked, unkind, cruel, hard difficult.
watherfu [-fə S. -fɛ, -fɪ, EC. -fe, WC. -fɑ, N. -fɛ, U. I. -fu]: adj. Stormy, wet and windy.
wather gauge [-gɑ:dʒ, -gɔ:dʒ, N. I. -ga:dʒ]: A barometer.
wather-heid: I.Sh. The pattern of clouds used in forecasting weather.
wather-mooth: NN.b. A clear point on the horizon between two radiating banks of cloud.
Watherheid ['waðərhid]
pn. Weatherhead.
watter, wauter, waiter, wa'er, water, wather, watther, waater, watter-bailie, watter-byllie, watter-closet, W.C., WC, watter-dug, water-dog, watterfest, waterfast, waterfest, watterfast, watterfaist, watter-fit, wauter-fit, waiter-fit, wattergaw, watergaw, wattergaa, watergow, watterie, wattrie, waterie, water-heid, watterins, wattereens, rin-watter, watterfaw, watterfa, wattery,
watter ['watər, S. 'wetər]
n. Water. A large stream intermediate in size between a burn and a river, a tributary of a main river or the upper reaches of what becomes a larger river. A lake, a sheet of water.
dim. watterie col. A toilet.
v. To give water.

Compounds and phrases etc.

dichty watter: English speech.
hale watter: A downpour.
kirn watter: To to do something useless or futile.
quick-watter:Running water, the current of a river.
rin-watter: The natural flow of water which will drive a mill-wheel without a dam, just enough money to pay one's way.
saut-watter: The seaside.
smaw watter: MN. Calm waters.
jaup the watters: To waste time on a project without hope of success, be engaged in fruitless labour.
wade the watter: To go through a certain experience.
watter-closet contracted W.C.: A water closet.
watterfaw: A waterfall.
watter-fit: The mouth of a stream or river.
watter-heid: The source of a river, the upper end of a valley.
watterie pox: Chickenpox.
watterins: A watering hole for cattle.
watter-thraw: NN.b. I.: Heartburn.
watter ticht: Watertight.
watterwey: Waterway.
Watterfit ['watərfɪ]
pn. Waterfoot.
Watterfuird ['wɑtərfʌrd]
pn. Waterford.
wattle [watl]
n. A pliant rod, twig or wand.
pl. wattles In roofing or thatching: the interwoven twigs upon which the turf or thatch was laid.
v. To interlace twigs etc. To beat with a stick, to switch, to chastise.
wauch, wauff, wauf, waugh, wauchie, waach, wach, wauchy, wachy,
wauch [wɑ:x, wɔ:x, N. I. wa:x]
n. An unpleasant smell, a bad taste in the mouth.
adj. Of a taste or smell: unpleasant, stale, musty, unappetising. Of food or cooking etc.: tasteless, unappetising, not nourishing, unsubstantial. Of people: having a dry, disagreeable taste in the mouth. Unwell, faint, weak, weary, dispirited.

adj. Stale.
wauchie, wochie, waachie, waachy, wauchy, wacky, wackie,
wauchie ['wɑ:xe, 'wɔ:xe, N. I. 'wa:xe]
adj. Swampy, boggy.
wauchle, wachle, wahil, wahle, waachle, wauchelt, wauchled, wachled, wachelt, waachelt, wackle, wauchlin, wachlin, waachlin,
wauchle [wɑ:xl, wɔ:xl, N. wa:xl]
n. A struggle, laborious effort, a staggering, ungainly movement, a wobble.
v. To walk or make one's way laboriously or with difficulty, to shamble, to walk in a clumsy, ungainly way, to waddle, stagger, stumble with fatigue etc. To struggle with an adverse situation or task, to make slow or ineffectual progress. To puzzle, perplex.
pt. pp. wauchelt adj. Perplexed, bewildered.

wauchlin ['wɑ:xlɪn, 'wɔ:xlɪn, N. 'wa:xlɪn]
adj. Shambling, weak and laboured in one's movements. Footling, feckless, lackadaisical.
waucht, waught, waacht, wacht, williewaught, williwaught, wauch,
waucht [wɑ:x(t), wɔ:x(t), N. I. wa:x(t)]
v. To quaff, drink deeply, take large draughts of drink or air.
n. A draught of liquid, a long pull, swig or gulp of any drink. A deep breath of air, a full inhalation.

Compounds and phrases etc.

guidwilly waucht: A deep goodwill draught of liquor.

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