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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

UNBIDDABLE, adj. Also unbedable. Perverse, obstinate, not amenable to advice or discipline (Sc. 1825 Jam.; Cai. 1904 E.D.D.; Uls. 1953 Traynor). Gen.Sc. Also in Eng. dial. See Biddable, adj.Kcb. 1896 Crockett Black Douglas xxi.:
A great ram-stam, unbiddable, unhallowed deevil he is.

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