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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SHISSORS, Also shis(s)ers, shiz(z)ars; zizar-. Sc. forms of Eng. scissors. See S, letter, 6.Gall. 1702 Session Bk. Minnigaff (1939) 81:
A pair of little shisers fastened into the rim of the riddle.
Sc. 1703 J. Clark Wise or Foolish Choice 21:
Of Sheep that fruitful be, New wash't, new past the Shizars Stroke.
m.Lth. 1715 J. Paterson Wanchopes (1858) 74:
A Zizar caise, sett with rubies and traced with gold.
Ags. 1784 A. Lowson Tales (1891) 111:
Two Pairs of Shissers, a knife.
Sc. 1831 Wilson Noctes Amb. (1856) III. 146:
That beak noo cuttin like a knife, noo clippin like shissors.

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"Shissors n. pl.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Jun 2024 <>



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