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deil

[deel] /dil/
noun, Scot.
1.
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  • "deil tak the hindmost" is by no means the crie de guerre of my muse.

  • "The deil a word o' that's i' the word itsel, though," rejoined David with a smile.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • "But somehow 'deil' doesn't sound as bad as devil," argued Blanche.

    Hunter's Marjory Margaret Bruce Clarke
  • Weel, hoo the deil do ye ken whether this be the road or no?

    The Jest Book Mark Lemon
  • He's as polite and friendly as the deil, but he'll have naething to do with me or with onybody.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • deil's in our bairns: they'll no bed when their belly's fu'.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • No, because "man's twal" is twelve, while the "deil's dizzen" is thirteen.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • "Muckle din about ane," as the deil said when he stole the collier.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • What's gotten ower the deil's back is spent below his belly.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • When the man's fire and the wife's tow, the deil comes in and blaws't in lowe.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
British Dictionary definitions for deil

deil

/diːl/
noun
1.
a Scot word for devil
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