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

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

Saglag, n. (Appar. F. singlage ‘a mariner's hire, wages or intertainment or the earnest or press-money given him when he is intertained’ (Cotgrave, 1660, in Bisset III 210), ? f. MF singler (14th c.), OF sigler to sail (11–13th c.).) — 1622-6 Bisset II 236/26.
Siclyke the victularis suld find saglag, and ressonabill coistis, quhilk salhappin to be maid in … raising [of] the cumpany and kippaige, quhilk they sall tak up agane upoun dowbill prices

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