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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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WATERLOO, prop.n., v. Also Wattir-. Sc. form and usages:

I. n. A soft, somewhat brittle and usu. uncoloured, or sometimes brown-veined, clay playing-marble (Per., Slg., w.Lth. 1969). Also in reduced dim. form waterie, id. (Fif. 1957).

II. v. To overcome, overpower, esp. with drink (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 207).

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