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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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VENGEABLE, adj., adv.

I. adj. Cruel, destructive. Obs. in Eng.Ags. 1824 J. Bowick Montrose Characters (1880) 22:
Boys were “vengeable” he used to say.
Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 232:
Rottans are vengeable craiturs on young deuks.

II. adv. Exceedingly, very. Obs. in Eng.Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 232:
He's vengeable greedy; he can hardly be honest.

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