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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Jag-purse, n. Also: jegg-. (The first element may be the later Sc. and north. Eng. dial. jag a leather bag or wallet.) — 1678 Misc. Scot. II. 12.
If they had not been feathered out of Isobel's jegg purse which ... maintained her sons at schools
1698 Edinb. Test. LXXX. 295.
Ane jag purse with silver check

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