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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Mag(g)lit, Maiglit, p.p. and ppl. a. Also: mag(g)lyt, -ed, magillit, -ed, maklet. [Mag(g)il(l v.] Maimed, mutilated or disfigured by cutting or hacking; mangled. b. fig. Botched.(a) 1456 Hay I. 278/34.
Gif it be hapnyt ony … man to be slayn in felde and sa magglit that his visage mycht nocht be knawin
1513 Doug. vi. viii. 39.
Kyng Pryamis son, with body tor and rent, Thar he behald, and crewel maglit face
Ib. ix. viii. 77. 1533 Boece xvi. v. 618.
The xi aduersaris war sa magillit that skantlie in handis mycht thai grype thair swerdis
Ib. vi. xi. 208 b, xv. 216. c1590 Fowler I. 76/252.
1603 Moysie 162.
Maxwell was all magilled on the face, and left for deid
(b) 15.. Clar. iii. 748.
This woman … hir beheld so maiglit up and doune
1603 Philotus cliii.b. 1546 Lynd. Trag. Card. 385.
Clatterraris That … mummyll ou er ane pair of maglit matenis
1638 Satire Gen. Ass. in Bk. Pasquils (1827) iii. 12.
A mutinous maklet troublefeast
?1661-5 M. Bruce Soul-Confirmation (1709) 21.
They committed it [the work of reformation] to you whole and sound at your door; and what a maggled work yow have made of it now [etc.]

Maglit p.p., ppl. adj.

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