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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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ILL-SNORED, adj. Also -snorted. Ill-tempered, crusty (Ork. 1929 Marw., Ork.5 1958, -snor(t)ed). [′-snɔr(tə)d]Ork. 1929 Peace's Ork. Almanac 137:
Whiles he waas stootly ill-snored an' kittle tae win on wi' whan 'e waas here api ert.

[Ill-, 4. and for second element cf. Norw. dial. snurren, offended, displeased.]

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