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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FLAMAGASTER, n. A stunning shock of surprise or disappointment (Bnff.2, Abd.2 1945).Bch. 1929 W. Littlejohn Cottar Stories 29:
It flew and shot aff the reef o' the hoose. We got a gey flamagaster, I tell ye.

[A nasalised variant of flabbergaster. Cf. also Stammagaster.]

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