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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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TRUEL, n. Also trual (Per. 1835 J. Monteath Dunblane Trad. (1887) 96); troo(e)l; truwel. Sc. forms of Eng. trowel (Cai. 1869 M. MacLennan Peasant Life 240; Abd. 1923 J. R. Imray Village Roupie 6; Ork., ne.Sc., Per. 1973). See also Truan. [′truəl]Ags. 1988 Raymond Vettese The Richt Noise 102:
The tradesmen's tools are heist wi pride: a saw and a plane
crossed clypes Joseph Smith's dab haun wi the wuid; a loaf o breid
abuin John the Baxter, a truwel and bricks for David Main.

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"Truel n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 13 Apr 2024 <>



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