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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

ABLES, YIBBLES, adv. Perhaps [jɪ̢blz s.Sc., Bwk.]Bwk. 1889 Ellis E.E.P., V., 726:
Where shui'll yibbles find that drucken deif wuz'nd fully (fellow) at's caed Tam.
Lnk. c.1779 Dougal Graham Writings (1883) II. 222–223:
As he's gotten the twa burden o' fish, he'll ables gang his wa' and no fash nae mair.
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
Yibbles, yibble.
Rxb.(D) 1925 E. C. Smith Mang Howes an Knowes 11:
Yibbles ei thocht it was for a weejer.

[See also Aiblins.]

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