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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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YERLSTON FEVER, n.comb. Used ironically: a fit of laziness, a lazy mood, the people of Earlston, Berwickshire, being accounted lazy by their neighbours (Bwk., Slk., Rxb. 1974). See Y, letter, 2.(2).

Yerlston Fever n. comb.

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