Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GEG, n.4, v.3 Sc. form of Eng. gag, a mining term.

I. n. A piece of stone or other obstruction preventing the proper closing of a pump valve (Sc. 1886 J. Barrowman Mining Terms 31).

II. v. Found only as ppl.adj. gegged, geggit, of a pump: choked by foreign matter (Ib., gegged; Edb.6 1944, geggit).

[From gag, an obstruction in the mouth; to stop the mouth, to choke.]

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