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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Agate, Agait, adv. Also: agaite. [e.m.E. agate (1554), on the way or road (so later Sc. agait). See Gate n., way.] A-going; in motion or action. — 1578–9 Haddington Treas. Acc.
Mendin of the knok … Item for oildolie to put hir agait with
1648 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 429.
Holding a candle to Walter Pinkertoun … till he set ane milne agaite

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