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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CARMUDGELT, ppl.adj. “Made soft by lightning; applied either to a person or a thing” (Ayr. 1825 Jam.2); damaged, mutilated (Abd.2 1938).Bch. 1930 (per Abd.15):
Aw some thocht ye'd been fechtin, ye nickim; that's a nizz o' yours sair carmudgelt.
The horse trumpit on ma taes an' Aw thocht they'd be clean carmudgelt.

[Cf. Curriemudgel.]

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