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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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ILL-FASH, n. Trouble, annoyance. Hence ppl.adj. ill-fash'd, troubled, annoyed. See Fash.Edb. 1769 A. Pennecuik Coll. Sc. Poems 9:
We were very ill-fash'd with the English land-loupers.
Gsw. 1877 A. G. Murdoch Laird's Lykewake 55:
'Twas a' aboot hoosewives, their claivers an' clash, An' hoo their loose tongues bred sae muckle ill-fash.

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