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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).

NAGNAIL, n. Also nangnail. Sc. forms of Eng. agnail, hangnail, a piece of loose skin round the nail, with prosthetic n from wrong division of an (s.Sc. 1887 Jam., Ayr. 1963). Also in Eng. dial.

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