Late vernal equinoctial gales contemporary with the gowk or cuckoo.
It's no use just to be a good husband to her: any gowk can be that.
In France the party fooled is called un poisson d'avril, 'an April fish'; in Scotland, a 'gowk', or cuckoo.
Ye hinnae as muckle o' the Sicht as wad let ye see when Leevie was makin' a gowk o' ye to gar ye hang oot signals for her auld jo.
gowk's-spittle, The frothy matter frequently seen on the leaves of plants, S.
But the story of the Cuckoo has made its local name the "gowk" synonymous with an inhabitant of the vale.
It was no more an essay than a twig is a tree, for the gowk had stuck in the middle of his second page.
"cuckoo," early 14c., from Old Norse gaukr, from Proto-Germanic *gaukoz (cf. Old English geac, Old High German gouh). Meaning "fool" attested from c.1600.