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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FERM, n.2 Cat-gut, esp. a fiddle-string (n.Sc. 1825 Jam., s.v. fern.).

[A variant of Therm, q.v. For f < th, cf. Fuirsday, Feet, etc.]

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