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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

CANYEL, v. and n.

Iv1.  “To jolt; applied to any object whatsoever. To cause to jolt, to produce a jolting motion” (n.Lnk. 1825 Jam.2).

2. To dispute, wrangle. Sc. 1835 R. Chambers Poet. Remains (1883) 21: 
He rooses her spinning, but canyells like daft 'Bout the length o' her warp and the scrimp o' her waft.

II. n. “A jolt, the act of jolting” (Ib.).

[Cf. Cangle, to dispute; a noise, disturbance. For the form cfDanyel, v.]

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