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1. drunk ...L18 sl.
2. having different colours; mottled, spotted, speckled;
said especially of the legs when discoloured by sitting
too near the fire ...1832 Scot.
3. confused, muddled ...1984 Amer. dial.
from mizzle variant of measle (vb.).;
early mod.Flemish (Kilian) has maschelen ‘reddish spots contracted in winter when the legs are put too near the fire’
From: Buchan Poetry
Fruits of Time Parings
By W. Beattie, Aberdeen, 1873
The Lass of Aberdeen. Tune - Auld Langsyne
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