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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SKIRL-, adv. Only in comb. skirl-naked, completely or stark-naked (Rxb. 1825 Jam.; Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; Ags., Fif., em.Sc.(b), s.Sc. 1970, sometimes skirl alone).m.Sc. 1920 O. Douglas Penny Plain v.:
He had bathed in it and run “skirl-naked” to dry himself.

[From Skire, II., formally confused with Skirl, v.]

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"Skirl- adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 7 Oct 2022 <>



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