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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gagear, Gadger, n. [e.m.E. gagier, gaudger. Cf. Gaugear and Jadger.] A gauger. — 1584 Acts III. 302/2.
That the saidis proveist and baillies … sall appoint ane discrete man to be visitour, wraker, gagear and birnar of the saidis treis
1606 Conv. Burghs II. 221.
To meyne the fraud of the gadgeres of salmon and fische … to the lordis of Secret Council

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