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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cagot, n. [French.] An affectedly pious person. — 1558-66 Knox II. 533.
By the advice of foolish cagots, he [Darnley] wrote to the Pope, … complaining of the state of the countrey

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