Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HEELACK, n. An eel-like fish, the hagfish, Myxine glutinosa (Abd. 1878 Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Abd. 93), “often found within the bodies of haddock, cod, and coalfish” (ne.Sc. 1903 G. Sim Fauna of “Dee” 283).[A variant of Eelat, q.v., see P.L.D. § 140.]
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