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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GRENIL, n. A granary, storehouse.Slg. 1736 Guildry Bk. Slg. (1916) 97:
Buying and selling victuals of all sorts by importing the same at the town's shore, and keeping grenils within the burgh.

[O.Sc. grinnale, grynnal, id., from 1445, grenal-, 1500, O.Fr. grenière. For the -l, cf. the met. forms Girnel, Garnel.]

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