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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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DANDIE-CLAW, n.comb. See quot. Also in form dandie-hurl (Slk. 1965).Fif. 1957:
“I'll sune gie that the dandie-claw” means “I'll soon polish that off”. Said e.g. of very good food, or of a job which one intends to do in the quickest and sketchiest way.

[Poss. from Dandy, n.2, + claw, Hurl, n.1, 2. See Dondie-birl.]

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