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

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Magyn, v. [? Var. of Mag(g)il(l v.] tr. ? To mangle (food, a meal), to spoil it by excessive cutting and handling (as maggle v. in the mod. dial.). — a1568 Bann. MS. 256 a/25.
And I magyn my mailis I sall feid hir with caillis

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