A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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Restagnat(e, v. [L. restagnāt-, p.p. stem of restagnāre Restangne v.] intr. To overflow in consequence of being dammed up. Passing into: b. tr. To dam up; to cause to overflow. — 1679 Fountainhall Decis. I 31.
How far the water from that dam was wont to restagnate upon Garleton's meadow 1683 Decis. Lords F. 46.
A summons … for demolishing Sir Patrick's miln, that it might not make the water restagnat upon the superior miln. … Which interruption could only import a regulation of Sir Patrick's damm, that it might not restagnat the water upon the other miln 1718 Glasgow B. Rec. IV 12.
The puddle and water so restagnat and stopped has frequently broke in to laigh houses
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