Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DEEAL, n. “A wet patch of ground, a little swampy piece in a field” (Ork. 1929 Marw.). [′diəl] Ib.:
That's a weet deeal o' a piece that we kunno plough yet.

[O.N. díli, a spot or mark; Norw. dile, a wet, damp spot, esp. in a field.]

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