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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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SCLAMMER, v.2, n.1 Also scla(u)mer. ne.Sc. variants of Eng. clamour. See S, letter, 5.Abd. 1920 G. P. Dunbar Peat Reek 34:
An' noo they're sclamerin' in the air, Or dorbin' at the neeps.
Bnff. 1954 Banffshire Jnl. (29 June):
The craws wid be sclammerin' an' fechtin' ower the biggin' o' their nests.
Kcd. 1958 Mearns Leader (22 Aug.):
A sclaumer o' kecklin' an' din amo' the scandaleesed hens.
Ags. 1988 Raymond Vettese The Richt Noise 92:
an' hear at the winnock the sclammer o birds
in the simmer o their life, or thole sair weather
and say nocht, yet fear nocht, in love ayont words.

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