Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HELLIO, n. “A stone with a rim of clay about it, used in parching corn for burstin” (Ork. 1845 Stat. Acc.2 XV. 96, Ork. 1957).

[Norw., O.N. hella, a flat stone, with Ork. -o, orig. fem. ending.]

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