Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CHANNER, Channers, n.1 Gravel (Abd. 1825 Jam.2; Abd.2, Kcb.10 (for Ayr.) 1939).

Hence channery, adj., gravelly; “used to describe land that is full of small, sharp stones” (Ayr.7 1932). Uls. 1924  Screed frae Cookstown in North. Whig (Jan.):
“Channery soil,” stony soil.

[A variant of Channel, n.1, q.v. For l and r interchange, cf. Deval and Divarr.]

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