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airsome a ADD ~ (Nfld). Cold, fresh, bracing (1863 MORETON 32).
   1924 ENGLAND 66 Shrieks of storm devils shook the masts and a ravening madness smudged out the universe. 'Dirty wedder' was about all the sealers would admit. 'A bit airsome, sir.' 1933 GREENLEAF xxv 'Come in, Tammas, and hapse the door, it's a bit airsome tonight.' 1937 DEVINE 6 ~ Cold, but pleasant and bracing. [1954]1972 RUSSELL 15 Take an oil-coat for him in case it turns wet—and the bear-skin rug. It gets airsome these evenin's.

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