A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Flag, n.1 [Obscurely related to Flaw n.] A blast or gust; a flash (of lightning). With fludis ourset … and at vnder By flaggis and rayn dyd from the hevyn discend; Doug. i. iii. 61.
Dym skyis oft furth warpit feirfull levyn, Flaggis of fire, and mony felloun flawe; Ib. vii. Prol. 49.
Furius flaggis of scharpe haill and sleit; Stewart 11396.
The fyre fastar doun fell, Flag for flag; Ib. 24531.
Of hie landis thair may cum flaggis … And ryve ȝour foirsaill all in raggis; Schaw Maitl. F. cxlvi. 18.

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