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fearty
 n.Note: The Dictionary of the Scots Language also includes the spelling feardie.  «Independence is the big question behind current Scottish politics. If unionists avoid asking it, they look like what the Scots call “fearties”, frightened of the answer. Polls suggest they should not be. If they are bold enough to refuse Mr Salmond’s timetable, the answer is much more likely to be the one they want.» —“After Glasgow East, it’s time to vote on the fate of the Union” by Charles Moore Telegraph (United Kingdom) July 26, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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