Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LILLY, n. In phr. to get the lilly, to be set on edge, of the teeth. Cf. Seg, v.2 Per. a.1838 ,
Jam. MSS. X. 183:
When one has been eating fruit, esp. if unripe, it is said that one's teeth “ha' gotten the lilly.”

[Orig. obscure.]

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