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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

CAWPABLE, adj. A Sc. form of Eng. capable; mainly Abd., but known also to Bnff.2, Ags.1, Fif.10 1939. [′kɑ:pəbl]Sc. 1828 Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) II. 104:
Takin a' the four words in the highest sense o' which they are cawpable.
Abd. 1879 G. Macdonald Sir Gibbie II. xiv.:
“The Lord's babes an' sucklin's are gey cawpable whiles,” remarked Janet to herself.

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