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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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ILL-ABLE, adj. Unable, unfit (Sh., Ork. 1958). Also in Yks. dial.Sh. 1898 W. F. Clark North. Gleams 37:
Da crew . . . wir nearly a' auld men, ill-able ta fecht da gale.

[Ill- + Able.]

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"Ill-able adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Jan 2023 <>



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