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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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GARWHOUNGLE, n. “The noise made by the bittern, when it rises from the bog” (Ayr. 1825 Jam.). Hence fig. the clash of tongues (Ib.).

[gar- = Cur-, car-, pref. + echoic whoungle. The genuineness of the word is suspect.]

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