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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Knag, n.3 (Gael. cnag the pine grosbeak (Carmichael Gaelic Names of Birds) or the woodpecker (Armstrong): see Dwelly s.v.) — 1630-1651 Gordon Geneal. Hist. 3.
Ther is great store of … steares or stirlings, lair-igigh or knag (which is a foull lyk vnto a paroket, or parret, which maks place for her nest with her beck, in the oak trie)

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