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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fag(g)ald, n. [Alteration of fagat Faggot. Cf. awald, scherald with the variants awat, scherat.] A faggot. — Brus xvii. 615 (E).
Gret fagaldis [C. flaggatis] tharoff thai maid
Ib. 619.
Thai fagaldis brynnand in a ball
c1475 Wall. viii. 774.
Fagaldys [v.r. faggaldis] off fyr amang the ost thai cast
Ib. xi. 897.
Full feill fagaldys in to the dyk thai cast
1533 Boece viii. viii. 266.
Thai made the haddir in faggaldis
1535 Stewart 24509. Ib. 24518.
This ilk Congall … Richt mony fagald all that nycht gart mak Of falling wod
1545 Stirling B. Rec. II. 41.
Ger the moder cum to me & I sall tell hir how scho brynt hir faggald

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