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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Rag(g)al(l)ing, Rag(g)lin(g, vbl. n. Also: -yne; ragelling; reggel-, regele-, regill-. [Rag(g)al(l v.] A groove cut in stone, in the senses of Rag(g)al(l v.(a) 1500 Dunferm. B. Rec. I 113.
That the sadis Schir Andro [etc.] … sall broik and joys all lychtis and raggalyne
1507 Ib. 149.
Ad le Newhall cum le frist pane and ragaling in the samyn
1584 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. 387.
For … mending of the ragglin of the librar
1611 Glasgow Merchants House 108 (see Rag(g)al(l v. 3 b). 1629 Glasgow Trades House 137.
Item to Robert Boyd for the making of the ragaling of the windois
1643 Rec. Old Aberd. II 149.
1683 Martine Reliq. Divi Andreae 184.
From … the raggling on the body of the steeple, it is evident … that there was also a little church on the west side of the steeple
Ib. 183. 1684 Thanes of Cawdor 368.
A handsome ragglyne to be left in the wester syde of the … jamb to receave the theeke of the building bewest the same
(b) 1560–1 Edinb. Old Acc. II 131 (see Rag(g)al(l v. b).
1616 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II 54.
To Alexander Galbreth and Jhonne Richie quha hewed the reggeling for the lead to drink
1618 Ib. 105.
For regilling of the stane wark quhair the lead wes laid

b. The action of cutting such a groove. 1563–4 Edinb. Old Acc. I 448.
To ane masoun for raggaling, glaspointing [etc.]
1573–4 E. Loth. Antiq. Soc. VII 70.
To Henry Campbell for raglin of the tolbuith windois
1585–6 Ayr B. Acc. 155.
1595 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 582.
To ane masoune for … ragling the wall for to hald the said flankour buirdis
1602–3 Ayr B. Acc. 216.
1682 Lennoxlove MS (The Duke of Hamilton) F1/482/1/2.
For ragling of the walles … £2.10 s.

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