Eight Yorkshire words associated with rain

Eight Yorkshire words associated with rain. I’ve taken these from Rain: Four Walks in English Weather, a short, elegaic, unassuming, and beautiful book by Melissa Harrison. She gives a glossary of 100 British words associated with rain, but I particularly liked the bluntness of the Yorkshire words.

Blatter: a puddle

Clashy: wet and muddy, as of roads

Donk: dripping; poetically and romantically damp

Moky: cloudy, overcast, damp

Sea fret: a wet mist or haze that comes in from the sea

Siling down: heavy rain

Slappy: wet, rainy, dirty

Yukken it down: raining hard


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