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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GILL-WHEEP, n.comb. Also gell-. In phr.: to get the gill-wheep, to be jilted.Abd. 1787 A. Shirrefs Jamie & Bess ii. ii.:
Sane as ane kens a lass gets the gill-wheep, Scandal's o'er guid a tale to fa' asleep.

[Cf. Gilwheevy.]

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