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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.

UNREDDABLE, adj. Impossible to disentangle or straighten out.Lnk. 1858 G. Roy Generalship 34:
This yarn she had left in the cats' way, who left it in one mass of unreddable raivels.
Ags. 1988 Raymond Vettese The Richt Noise 39:
She lookit up, the auld wife,
an' gied a mudgeon,
as gin she suddenly foond
aa things unreddable.

[Un- + Red, v.1, 6.(1) + -able.]

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