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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dreg(g)ar, Dregger, n. Also: dragger. [f. Dreg v.] A dredger. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. Flyt. 242.
Rank beggar, ostir dregar [M. dreggar], foule fleggar, in the flet
1572 Sat. P. xxxiii. 306.
It is mair schame in burgh for to se beggers, Nor it is skaith in Crawmont to want dreggers
1663 Edinb. B. Rec. IX. 338.
The draggers of oysters

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