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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GUIDAL, n. Direction, control, handling, management.Rnf. 1807 R. Tannahill Poems 41:
Let Reason instant sieze the bridle, And wrest us frae the Passions' guidal.

[From Guide, q.v., metri causa.]

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