gowk storm

gowk storm

[′gəu̇k ‚stȯrm]
(meteorology)
In England, a storm or gale occurring at about the end of April or the beginning of May.
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Jane Austen's remarkably erotic Pride and Prejudice and our own Scottish Jane Austen, Nancy Brysson Morrison, and her remarkable book The Gowk Storm.
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