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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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YAA, n. Also yaw. An eel, Anguilla vulgaris (Cai. 1887 Harvie-Brown and Buckley Fauna Cai. 293, 1905 E.D.D., yaw, “a child's name”, Cai. 1974); a conger eel, Conger vulgaris (abd. 1930 Fishery Board Gl.). See also tammy-yaa s.v. Tammie. [jɑ:]

[O.N. áll, an eel. See P.L.D. §§ 97.4. and 78.(1).]

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