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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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PIZZLO, n. Also pesel. A twisted or knotted length of string, yarn or the like, fig. a tangle, mix-up (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), pesel; Ork. 1929 Marw.; Sh. (pesel), Ork. (pizzlo) 1966).

[Dim. formation, prob. cognate with Faer. pes(ja), tangled wool on a sheep.]

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"Pizzlo n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Apr 2024 <>



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