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babs

8th August 2010, 10:29
20 down 5 letters clue is Nells shaking. Its awfully cold in Scotland I have s?e?l if its an anagram of nells that would make it snell but never heard of that word and I'm Scottish Any help would be appreciated
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babs

8th August 2010, 10:42
Sorry folks its Sunday mail not the Post
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bullfrog

8th August 2010, 10:44
If you Google 'snell' and 'Scottish' you'll find a variety of examples of it, meaning 'biting cold'.
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the joker

8th August 2010, 10:45
Snell is correct - cold wind or weather. It is in Chambers
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jomac

8th August 2010, 10:46
The One-look Dictionary www.onelook.com gives "severe, harsh" as a meaning, especially in Scottish dialects - obviously not in your area.
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ajt

8th August 2010, 10:47
I just googled it, and it is "biting cold" - not in Chambers, which is usually reliable with Scottish words
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the joker

8th August 2010, 11:05
I am reluctant to disagree with you AJT,but Snell is in my Chambers,page 1633 of my edition. Larouse 1994.
TJ
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babs

8th August 2010, 11:10
Thanks everybody and glad you said that about chambers because I didn't find it on there either.
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the joker

8th August 2010, 11:36
Well my Chambers must be unique!
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harrhy

8th August 2010, 12:31
Yes Joker, I've got one of the unique 1994 ones too :-)
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