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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Bagonet, n. Also: baganet, baggonet, -inet, balgonet. [Sc. and Eng. dial. var. of bayonet (in Eng. use from c 1700), with unexplained g for y.] A bayonet. 1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 356.
A double barrelled carabine with a bagonet in the midle of it
Ib. 357.
Thrie fyre locks with ane baganet
1689 Acts IX. 83/1.
Two hundered patrontasches for musketts … and two hundered baggonets
1714 Stirling B. Rec. II. 131.
Three score baggonetts
1715 Ib.
Ten balgonets with their scabbards

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