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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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YEW, adj. New, as pronounced in the place-name Newmilns and in the words ‘new money', peculiar to Galston in Ayrshire (Ayr. 1921 T.S.D.C.). [ju]

[Appar. orig. from wrong division after a word ending in -n, as in, etc.]

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