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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HOSACK, n. Also hoasach (Abd. 1932 J. Leatham Fisherfolk N.-E. 49); hosie (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 80). The cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis (Abd. 1815 J. Arbuthnot Fishes 57, Abd. 1957).

[Dim. formations from hose(-fish) s.v. Hose, n.]

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"Hosack n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 2 Jun 2023 <>



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