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Danish toy company, famed for its plastic bulding blocks, named from the Danish words “leg godt”=play well.

Laughing coarsely or scornfully. Middle English “fleer”=to grimace < Scandinavian c.f. Norwegian/Danish “flira”=to grin.

Scottish skirt made of plaid, typically word by men. Scandinavian c.f. Danish “kilte”=to tuck up, and Old Norse “kilting”=a skirt.

Collection of foxes (1450), or any group that skulks. From Norwegian “skulka”=lurk or Danish “skulke”/Swedish “skolka”=shirk.

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