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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Haggeis, Haggies, n. [e.m.E. haggas, -es, -ice, ME. hagas etc., hageys, hagese (c 1420), deriv. unknown.] A haggis. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. Flyt. 128.
The gallowis gaipis eftir thy graceles gruntill, As thow wald for ane haggeis, hungry gled
1603 Philotus cxxxvi. 136.
Now grace and honour on that face, Quod Robein to the haggies

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