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1. of the weather: stormy, boisterous ...B1900 Eng. dial.
2. of fence: laid out in a zigzag pattern ...1968 Amer. dial.
diagonally, obliquely ...1986 Amer. dial.
a schoolboy's rattle, being two flat bones placed between the fingers,
struck against each other, and so forming a chattering sort of music;
also, a child's rattle ...1790 Eng. dial.