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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

HODROD, n. Also †hoad-road. A confusion, a turmoil, a state of chaos; a conglomeration, an untidy heap of miscellaneous articles.Slk. 1824 Hogg Works (1874) 482:
When we got the candle lightit, a' the house was in a hoad-road.
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
A perfec' hodrod o' stuff lyin' in ablow the bed.

[A variant with extension of meaning of hot-trod s.v. Het, adj., 1. (8).]

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