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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

CASEABLE, Caseble, adj. Natural; “naturally belonging to a particular situation, or case” (Sc. 1808 Jam., caseable). Obs. in Sc., except for Sh. where it is obsol. (Sh.3 1939). [′kesəbl]Sh.(D) 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 52:
I noticed Sibbie wis taen da daffacks an' geen ta da wall afore Tamy! — bit dat wis caseble an' I made nae remark.

[O.Sc. has cas(e)able, natural or appropriate to a particular case, earliest quot. a.1578 (D.O.S.T.).]

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