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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Craggy, Cra(i)gie, a. [ME. craggy (1447), f. Crag n.1] Craggy, rocky. 1375 Barb. xviii. 365.
Betuix thaim and it thar was Ane craggy bra
1513 Doug. vii. ix. 56.
A rowtand burn … soundand on the craggy quhynnys
Ib. xii. 19.
The scharp craggy rochis hie
1535 Stewart 312. Ib. 4908.
Out throw ane firth endlang ane cragie cost
c 1600 Pitsc. Cron. (1814) I. p. xv.
The montane Grampius is evill favoured and craigie
c1650 Gordon Britane's Distemper 95.
A continoved rigge of high craigie and vnaccessable montaines

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