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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SHIRRARIE, n. A squabble, row, fracas (ne.Sc. 1921 T.S.D.C.). [ʃɪ′rɑre]

[Variant of Eng. and Ir. dial. siserary, a violent scolding, a severe blow, a corruption of Eng. law term certiorari, a writ for the review of lawsuit.]

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