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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dragy, Dregy, n. Also: dragie, draigie, dregé, droggie; pl. drageis, dregis. [ME. dragy, dregé (c 1350), dregé (1481–90), OF. dragie, dragee.]

1. A kind of sweetmeat or comfit. Also pl. comfits of this kind.(1) 1329 Exch. R. I. 141.
Per empcionem … duodecim librarum de dragy, expenditarum in domo
Ib. 221.
Sexaginta librarum de dregy
1331 Ib. 409.
De … lx libris de drege
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 41/11.
Dragy na sic thing brekis nocht fasting, na drink sa that it be sobirly tane
1583–4 Misc. Spald. C. V. 55.
For sax quartis vyne and sax buistis dragie
(2) 1575 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 657/2.
Ane pund of grene and reid dregis
1582 Edinb. Test. XI. 355 b.
Tua dosane buistis of drageis
1597 Ib. XXXI. 175 b.
Tua pund wecht cullourit drageis

2. Dragie muskie [F. musquée], comfits flavoured with musk. 1587 Edinb. Test. XVIII. 246.
Thrie pund wecht of droggie muskie
1596 Ib. XXIX. 289.
Sax pund of dragemuskeis
1607 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 172.
Item, xxviii vnce of sundrye colloris of draigie muskie
1612 Bk. Rates 312.
Dragie muskeis the pund

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