2. Noun. (context: UK dialectal) A heavy, continuous fall of rain or snow; a downpour. ¹
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Definition of Onding
1. an onset [n -S] - See also: onset
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Literary usage of Onding
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... and so giving the objective onding under-correction according to the thickness of the er. The alteration of the focus and the aperture are little 1. ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1880)
"onding, «. A fall of rain or snow, but especially of the bitter, ... Syne honest lucide does protest That rain we'll hae, Or onding o' some kind at least, ..."