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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

(Lagg-,) Laging, n. Also: lagene, laggan, laggyne, laiging. [Also in mod. Sc. and north. and north midl. Eng. dial. as laggin, -en, -ing, laigen, leggen, -in, the staves of a cask, the projecting part of these at the bottom of the cask, the bottom of a vessel, etc.: cf. mod. north. and north midl. Eng. dial. lag (1672– ) a stave of a cask, O. and mod. Icel. lögg, Norw. lagg also logg, chime of a cask, Sw. lagg chime, also stave of a cask.] The projecting part of the staves at the bottom of a cask or similar vessel. — 1508 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 117.
That euerye thre cuppillis sall tak the lenth of a windeous pipe staf and the laging of thame strikin of
1587 Acts III. 522/1.
[That] the edge of the bottom [of the firlot] entering within the laggyne be pairit outwith toward the nethir syde
1627 Dumbarton B. Rec. 17.
The laggans [of the barrels to be] but ae inche
1681 Acts IV. 586/2.
1618 Glasgow Chart. II. 576.

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