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[blaw] /blɔ/
verb (used with or without object), Scot. and North England.
blow2 . Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Anywhere—nowhere—everywhere; to 'all the airts the wind can blaw.'

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • "'blaw the wind ne'er so fast, it will lown at the last'" quoted Erica, smiling.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • "blaw his lug," to praise a person in an extravagant or fulsome manner.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • It's like to blaw a bonnetfu', and she rows awfu' in ony win'.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • "'A hurricane; bimeby by she blaw some more,'" I quoted bravely.

    The Range Dwellers

    B. M. Bower
  • I know where you are going; you are going to meet wi' Jeanie Gibson; but I'll blaw your brains out first.

  • Some of the boys Sundays would get hold of that horn, just for the fun of the thing, and blaw it for all it was worth.

  • He has a cauld coal to blaw at, "He is engaged in work that promises no success," S. Prov.

  • Our bedrooms are dismal dens, open to "a' the airts the wind can blaw," half furnished, and not by any means half clean.

    Records of Later Life Frances Ann Kemble
  • It was during the honeymoon, as he calls it, that he wrote the beautiful "O a' the airts the wind can blaw."

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