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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BILE, n.4 Bog, with green mossy surface, forming a clump, resembling a boil in shape.Sh. 1926–1928 J. G. Lowrie on Vitamins in Sh. Times; Sh.4 1934:
We're faain atill a aert [earth] bile.

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