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

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Magirky, n. [Of uncertain origin: see SND., s.v. Magirkie, for a conjecture.] ‘A head-dress of woollen material which also protects the throat’ (SND.). — 1666-74 Fraser Polichron. 354.
[Montrose wearing] a ragged old dark reedish plaid and a Montier cape [a Montero or Spanish hunter's cap] called Magirky on his head

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