yaffle

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yaffle

(ˈjæfəl)
n
(Animals) another name for green woodpecker
[C18: imitative of its cry]
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At the end of the book, the glossary of lesser-known Newfoundland vocabulary used in the story, such as "fish scales" and "yaffles" is helpful, although the mini-narrative using them all that has no direct connection to the story ("Ye stunned townie, stop tossing ye fish scales and trade me your sausages for my yaffle before the crackie gets them") is not really necessary.