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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SHILLY-WALLY, n. A shock of corn consisting of three sheaves stacked together without a head-sheaf to speed drying (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). See Gait, n.2, Huid, n., 2.

[Orig. obscure.]

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



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