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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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ATA, AT A', ATA', adv. phr. = St.Eng. at all. Gen.Sc. [ə′tɑ:, ə′tǫ:, etc.; see A', adj.]Sc. 1818 Scott H.Midlothian iv.:
Before ony stanes were flung at a'.
Abd.(D) 1929 J. Alexander Mains and Hilly 36:
For aw'm nae needin' the bawbees at a'.
Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 22:
Ata' — at all.
e.Dmf.2 1917:
The're no the same kin' o' Bells ata.

[At, prep. + A = all.]

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