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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Baggage, n. Also: bagag(e, baggadg(e, -aige. [ME. baggage, bagage (15th c.), OF. bagage.]

1. Baggage. Bag and baggage: see Bag n. 3.1568 Fleming Q. Mary 511 (the inventar of the Quenis cleithing and uther baggadge). 1579 Argyll Lett. 18 (letting thame depart with ther awin propre baggaige). 1607 Crim. Trials II. 531 (the mess claithes with all his vther Popische baggadge).

2. Corrupt or foul matter. 1540 Lynd. Sat. 4369 (B).
Scho bokkis sic baggage [Ch. bagage] fra hir breist

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