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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HYPERAL, int. Also hiperell. An exclamation employed by a player in the game of shinty when he lifts the ball from an unplayable position and throws it up and back into play.Abd. 1888 Sc. N. & Q. (Ser. 1) I. 200:
When the ball or scuddie, as it used to be named [in shinty], got into a ditch or other place where a free stroke could not be given, anyone was at liberty to cry “Hiperell”.

[Orig. obscure.]

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