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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Clogbog, -bag, n. [Of obscure formation; the later forms in -bag are prob. assimilated to Clokbag.]

1. A saddle-bag. 1531 Bell. Boece II. 454.
The landwart men … fillit sindry dry leddrin polkis full of small stanis, and band thame togidder, in maner of clogboggis, to thair hors
All the gret hors … wer sa effrayit with the noyis of thir clogboggis, that na renyeis micht hald thame
1632 Lithgow Trav. (1682) 291.
Delivering me the keys of their three clogbags before the consul
1680 Warning to Professors in Fife MS.
What can the Pope do more when his [officers] searches all clogbags entering the ports of Room leist bibles be found in the Italian tongue?
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 357.
2 Muscoviter clog bags, an old villies
1694 Foulis Acc. Bk. 168.
To Thomas, E. Levens coatchman, to take on and have a care of my wifes clog bag
1701 Household Bk. Gr. Baillie 9.
For car[y]ing clogbags and other things
1756 Mrs. Calderwood Journal (1884) 51.]
[John Rattray was laid before my bed, with his head on a clog-bag

2. Attrib. with maill, sadle. 1694 Foulis Acc. Bk. 169.
To Sandie for a new staple to the clog bag sadle
1695 Edinb. Test. LXXX. 136 b.
Ane old clog bage sadle worth ij lb.
1703 Foulis Acc. Bk. 328.
For a clogbag maill
1710 Household Bk. Gr. Baillie 230.
For a clogbage sadle, and furniture. For a pair hulsters to the clogbage sadle

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