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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).

Slattagavell, n. [Of uncertain origin and meaning, but the second element is apparently either Gavill n. ‘a gable of a building or part of one, or Gael. gobhal ‘prop, post, pillar; house-support’ (Dwelly), while the first element may be Gael. slat ‘rod; yard’.] ? A kind of gable or gable decoration. — 1621 Black Bk. Taymouth 359.
That thair be no maner of slattagavellis of aney tymber upone aney hous or houssis within the foirsaidis boundis

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