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chained_bear commented on the word faayl
"the obsolete peat-spade with a long, narrow blade. 'He laid on to it (the tarroo-ushtey) for a long while with his faayl' (A Manx Scrapbook, page 53; also page 54, foot)."
—W. Walter Gill, Manx Dialect Words and Phrases, 1934, online here.
April 23, 2009
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