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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Hag-iron, n. [Cf. ON. hǫgg-járn. In later north. Eng. and south. Sc. dialects, ‘a blacksmith's chisel’.] A (smith's) cutting tool, a ‘hack-iron’. — 1624 Orkney & Zetl. Test. I. b.
Ane studie, … ane hag iron, … ane cleving iron

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