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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: a barometer
wather-gaw: an incomplete rainbow, a cloud effect believed to foretell rain
wather-heid I.Sh.: the pattern of clouds used in forecasting weather
wather-mooth: NN.b. a clear point on the horizen 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.

hail watter: a downpour
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
smaw watter MN.: calm waters
tae wade the watter: to go through a certain experience
watter brash [-braʃ, -brɑʃ]: heartburn
watter clearer: an insect that skims over the surface of water
watter-bailie [-'beli, U. -bɛlji, S. -'bəili, -'belji]: a water bailiff, a water insect, in particular the water-strider
watter-closet contracted W.C.: a water closet
watter craw: the coot Fulica atra
watter-dug: a water vole or water rat
watterfaw: a waterfall
watterfest [-fɛst, -fest], watter ticht [-tɪçt, S. -təiçt]: wattertight
watter-fit: the mouth of a stream or river
wattergaw: an incomplete rainbow
water-heid: the source of a river, the upper end of a valley
watterie pox: chickenpox
watter or watterie wagtail: I.Ork. the pied-wagtail
watterins: a watering hole for cattle
watter pyot [-'paeət, -'piət]: the dipper (bird)
watter-thraw: NN.b. I.: heartburn
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.

Compounds and phrases etc.

dirdy-wauchles: NN.b. a newt
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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