Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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NEVVAL, n. Also neval. A form of aival, Aval, with prosthetic n from wrong division of on aival. Found only in adv. phr. a nev(v)al, aneival, upsides down, on the back, tumbled over (Cai. 1903 E.D.D., 1907 County of Cai. (Horne) 64). See Aval(d), 2. and cf. P.L.D. § 157 (1). Cai. 1932  John o' Groat Jnl. (4 Nov.):
For mercy sake, dinna try a caiper lek 'at for fear ye gang aneival.

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