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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SNACKLE, n. Appar. the hole in the blade of a scythe into which the grass-nail is hooked.Abd. 1953 Abd. Press and Jnl. (26 Nov.):
The snickle is oot o' the snackle an' I dinna think there's anither scythe on the premises.

[Orig. unknown. The word is of doubtful authenticity.]

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