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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Knaggy, -ie, a. [e.m.E. (1552) craggy, knotty, gnarled, rugged.] Rugged, rough. fig. — a1586 Lindsay MS. 44 b.
The grit meiknes that the gentill hes and the knaggy vnbuxumnes the vngentill hes
a1689 Cleland 96.
Their knaggie talking did upbarme him Their sharp reflections did much warm him

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