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~ Monday, September 30, 2002
 
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Some more prize fruit stolen from the old Scots dictionary:

1 yaw - a child's name for an eel
2 yeddle - dunghill drainage
3 yule-kebbuck - special Christmas cheese
4 yeekie-yakie - a shoemaker's tool
5 yaavel - the second crop of grain after lea
6 yanker - a clever girl
7 yoornt - of a postman, going his round easily, because seasoned
8 yapps - apples stolen by boys from a garden
9 yaltoco - an expression of surprise or defiance
10 yabblock - a talkative person
11 yim - to become covered with a thin film
12 yaghies - the sound of a soft, heavy body falling
13 yirditams - small heaps of earth spread over a field
14 yarbin-carblin - a wordy fight
15 yachlin - one who shambles
16 yeery - afraid of goblins
17 yaup - the cry of a sickly bird
18 yair-haugh - a haugh on which a yair is built
19 yil-caup-een - 'saucer' eyes
20 yamps - garlic

Source: The Scots Dialect Dictionary (1911)

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