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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fedill, Feddil, n. Also: fedyll, feidill, fedle, feddel. [Metathetic var. of Felde n.; in mod. Aberd. dial. as feedle.] A field. 1522 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 104.
Gif this oist now sturit ȝeid nocht furhtt to na set fedill
a1570-86 (Dunb.) Maitl. F. clxviii. 21.
Quhai in fedle receawes schaem
1597 Misc. Spald. C. I. 178.
Becaus hir lass did bring ane turff or tua … fra the feddil quhill flytting
a1595 Cullen Chron. Aberd. in Misc. Spald. C. II. 33.
The fedyll of Pynke was strekin … the sext day of September
Ib. 34.
Walter Cullen … departit in the feidill of Peynky

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