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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

VANDAVIL, n. Also vandivel, vjandabel, vyndable. An article, thing, object, esp. one of little value, a small morsel (Sh. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 226, 1866 Edm. Gl., vyndable, 1914 Angus Gl., vjandabel). [′vɑndəvəl, ′vɑindɪbl]Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
No ae vandivel ha'e I.

[Norw. dial. vandivle, a shapeless, clumsy or useless thing.]

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"Vandavil n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 8 Aug 2022 <>



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