Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SPRIGGIT, n. Also sprigget, sprigot. Sc. forms and usage of Eng. spigot. An outdoor tap, freq. one supplying water communally, a drinking fountain (m. and s.Sc. 1971). Comb. sprigget-pant, a public well-head, fountain head. [′sprɪgət] Rxb. 1927  E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 21:
A've gaen ti the spriggit an swaibblt masul weel up wui waeter.
Rxb. 1958  Trans. Hawick Arch. Soc. 26:
Walls were spriggits and conductors were spoots.
Rxb. 1965  Hawick Express (18 Aug.) 4:
The sprigget-pant on the lamp-post wi' an ern cup hinging aseide eet be a cheen.

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