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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cag, Caig, n. Also: kag, kaig. [Northern ME. kag (1452), cag, ON. kagge, kaggi.] A small cask; a keg. 1497 Halyb. 151.
He is awand for vin [= wine]. Item, laid [out] for his kagis, v s.
1575 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 657/2.
For ane hors … to carie … thre greit caigis of aquavitie to Stirveling
1576 Orkney Oppress. 72.
Ane cag with twelff pundis of saip
1585 Inverness B. Rec. I. 304.
Ane cage of wyne
1614 Rec. Earld. Orkney 381.
A kag wyne sek
1633 Orkney Bp. Ct. 89 b.
Hir hussie haid a litle kaig of aill in hir hous
The caig of aill

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