Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GAW, n.2 Also ga'. Sc. forms of Eng. gall = gall-nut. See P.L.D. §§ 78. and 78.1. Sc. 1721  J. Kelly Proverbs 218:
It is a good tree that hath neither knap nor gaw.
Gall. 1901  Trotter Gall. Gossip 309:
The aik bark an ga's an logwud eus maistly use't wi copperas for dyin black.

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