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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FAAL, n. Also fawl. Dim. fawlie. ne.Sc. forms of Eng. whale (Abd.27 1952, obsol.). See P.L.D. § 134.Abd. 1932 J. Leatham Fisherfolk 57:
“Did ye see ony fawls?” he asked — fawls being whales. . . . He wadna hae taul's that he saw fawlies . . . if he hadna seen them.

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