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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HANSPER, n. Pain or stiffness in the limbs after a long walk (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1956). Jak. also gives the forms ansperr, (h)ensper, hensperr, hansfer.

[Faer. andsperri, id.; O.N. sperra, to stretch out the legs.]

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