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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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DRAIDLE, n. Nonce alteration of Draigle, n., 2., in the sense of toil and moil, trials and tribulations, a dispiriting struggle.Dmf. 1874 R. Reid Moorland Rhymes 60:
And yet at orra times the dour Dreich draidle dings me sair ajee.

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