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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SHANGAN, n. An ant (Cai. 1970). [′ʃɑŋən]Cai. 1955 Edb. John o' Groat Lit. Soc.:
Now ye'll ken fit shangans ir lek.

[Gael. seangan, id.]

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