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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FRAIL, n.2 A dissimilated form of Eng. flail, also found in Eng. dial. (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Lth. 1926 Wilson Cent. Scot. 243).Peb. 1805 J. Nicol Poems II. 5:
The sheep, the pleugh, the frail, declare The employments whilk they courtit.

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