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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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BILE, n.2, in phr. “a bile in the stomach, a bilious attack” (Gall. 1905 A.W. in E.D.D. Suppl.); the bile, an upset stomach. Also fig.Ags. 1990s:
Bile, the: n., a bilious attack.
em.Sc.(a) 2004:
It wid gie ye the bile.
Edb. 2003:
The bairn wis oaf wi the bile.

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