Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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QUAL, adj. Also quall; quel (Per., Fif., Lth. 1915–26 Wilson). Variant of Twal, twelve, q.v. (Sc. 1710 T. Ruddiman Gl. to Douglas Aeneis; ‡Fif. 1967). See Q, letter of alphabet, and cf. Qua, Quanty. [kwɑl] Sc. 1743  Scots Mag. (Nov.) 525:
Wha' e'er can find this said twa-year-auld lad littleane . . . shall hae for reward quall bear sconns.

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"Qual adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 Oct 2018 <>



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