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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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PRILER, n. “A marble which, on striking another, spins round in the place of contact” (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.).

[Metathetic form of, or phs. rather a mistake for, pirler, something which spins round, see Pirl, v., 2. (2).]

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