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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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AISY, aesy adj. and adv. A Sc. form of easy. [′e:z; exc. Ags. ′e1:z]

1. adj. (Sh., Ork., Cai., Ags. 2000s).Ork.(D) 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 7:
Trath hid wad no' been aisy tae cast oot wi' the young wife.
Sh. 1994 Laureen Johnson in James Robertson A Tongue in Yer Heid 164:
Heth, it wisna an aesy job. I vargit on for da swaet wis hailin aff o me, ...

2. adv.Sh.(D) 1916 Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr Janniwary 5:
Some dugs' tails is aisy wagget.

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