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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

ABLEEZE, adv. and pred. adj. In a blaze. Gen.Sc.Sc. 1819 Scott Bride of Lam. ix.:
“He's as soon a-bleeze as a tap of tow, the lad Bucklaw,” he said.
Sc. 1827 J. Wilson in Blackwood's Mag. XXI. 104:
Consumin' a' opposition, like chaff, or stubble, or heather a-bleeze on the hills.

[A, pref.1 + bleeze, q.v.]

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