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nounEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northern
The border or selvedge of a piece of cloth; a scrap of fabric.
Mid 17th century. Probably the reflex of a borrowing from early Scandinavian, of uncertain origin. In some forms perhaps also partly representing a merger with the reflex of a separate borrowing (in Shetland use via Norn) from early Scandinavian; forms showing excrescent -d may also have been influenced by the reflex of this borrowing.
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