Norwegian giants


Sea, Weather

Area of origin

N England

Area of use

North Yorkshire

These are towering cumulous clouds moving southwards on the horizon, heralding stormy weather within a few days. The term is still in use amongst the fishermen of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. [C.M.]


Ancient origins, dating to the influx of Viking raiders and settlers along the Yorkshire coast. [C.M.]

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    Entry contributors:

    Christine Mark