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blue norther

noun, Oklahoma and Texas.
a cold north wind that brings rapidly falling temperatures.
Also called blue whistler.
Origin of blue norther
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was now dark, with two miles to row in the teeth of a blue norther.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing James Alexander Henshall
  • It was plain enough to my mind that a blue norther was breaking, with its swift drop in temperature and its possibly high wind.

    The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough

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