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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Bagstane, Bagestane, n. [Cf. Baggit a. 2.] A testicle. — 1540 Lynd. Sat. 4324 (B).
Scho hes sworn that scho sall … byt baith the bagstanis [Ch. ballokis] fra me
1590 Grant Chart. 178.
Hinging of him be the bagestanes

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