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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

ANSIBLE, ANSABLE, adj. (See quots.)Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Ansible, that likes to lend a helping hand.
Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.:
Ansable, heedful, attentive, obedient.

[A hybrid composed of anse, v., and Sc. suff. -ible.]

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