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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Heave-,) Heawe-eel, n. [Cf. Da., Norw., hav-aal, f. hav (ON. haf), the sea. In the mod. dial. as heevil (Lothians and Fife).] The conger eel. — a1710 Sibbald Fife 121 (J).
Conger; our fishers call it the heawe eel

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