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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.

SHANNAG, n. Also shonnag. An ant (Cai. 1904 E.D.D., Cai. 1970).Cai. 1992 James Miller A Fine White Stoor 216:
Food for ilka manner o creeping thing - worm, klock, flech, bluebottle, dragonfly, shonnag, shitey-flee.

[A met. form of Shangan, q.v.]

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