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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).

AGALIS, adj. Very difficult (Ork. 1929 Marw., an agalis job), badly done (Ork. 1975). [Appar. ad. Norw. dial. agalaus, wild, unrestrained, immoderate.]

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