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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SAFTEN, v. Also saffen (Kcb. 1901 R. Trotter Gall. Gossip 214). Sc. forms and usage of Eng. soften. Specif.: to thaw (Sc. 1825 Jam.; Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 147; ne.Sc. 1969). Cf. Saft. [sɑfn]

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