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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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-LIES, suff. Used to form advs. as Brawlies, Geylies, q.v.

[From -ly + -s, the old adv. gen. ending, on analogy with -Lins, q.v. Cf. also Bye's, forbyes s.v. Forby, -In(g), 3.]

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