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

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Mag(g)ling, -yng, Magilling, vbl. n. [Mag(g)il(l v.] Mutilating or disfiguring by cuts, lacerating, mangling. — 1456 Hay II. 48/1.
Gloves of plate … kepe his handis fra strakis and woundis and maglyng [sic in MS.]
1576 Justiciary Rec. (Bks. Adjournal) MS. 6..
Hurting and wonding of the said George in fyve sindre pairtis of his face magilling the samyn with swerdis
1605 Reg. Privy C. VII. 144, 1616 Ib. X. 499.

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