noun[mass noun] Scottish & Northern English
Dust forming a cloud or deposited in a mass: demolition stour clung thickly to the walls
More example sentences
- We buy a crumbling house, invite half a dozen builders in to demolish its interior walls - then grumble about the stour, the noise and the unsightly skip in the garden.
- A strategically-placed napkin saves my cassoulet from the stour as it falls to earth.
- The architect, thought long and hard about the look of his upturned boats but evidently did not realise that the stoor created by construction work would trigger the fire alarms.
- Example sentences
- It wis that pitch black and stoory inside that ye could see nothin’ even if ye pressed richt up the gless.
- The water was a bit stoury at first, due to how fine the sand was and fifteen pairs of fins all kicking off from the beach.
- After the bulldozers methodically razed the area, so that stoory rubble stretched as far as the developers’ eyes could see, two or three little buildings, a tiny raggle of pubs and betting shops, remained erect.
Late Middle English: of uncertain origin.
Definition of stour in:
- US English dictionary
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