Scotch mist


noun
  1. a combination of mist or fog and drizzle, occurring frequently in Scotland and parts of England.

  2. a cocktail made by pouring Scotch whisky over finely crushed ice.

Origin of Scotch mist

1
First recorded in 1655–65

Words Nearby Scotch mist

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How to use Scotch mist in a sentence

  • By way of making us feel quite at home, New-York receives us with a dank Scotch mist.

  • The sight of them brought tears to my eyes and carried me out of the Scotch mist back to dear old Maryland.

    Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
  • For the last twenty-four hours it had been raining heavily, now the air was moistened by a Scotch mist.

    Shadows of Flames | Amelie Rives
  • The calumet—not of peace—was between his lips, and the dense blue clouds were wreathing round him like a Scotch mist.

    Guy Livingstone; | George A. Lawrence
  • Though the night was dark and the sky mantled in heavy cloud, the rain was hardly more than a Scotch mist.

    The Messenger | Elizabeth Robins

British Dictionary definitions for Scotch mist

Scotch mist

noun
  1. a heavy wet mist

  2. drizzle

Origin of Scotch mist

1
C16: so called because it is common on Scottish hills

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