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

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

(Schage,) Shag, v. (e.m.E. shag (1596) intr. to be shaggy, (1612) tr. to render rough or shaggy, (1671) to make a long or rough nap or pile on (a cloth).) tr. 1685 Rec. Old Aberd. I 140.
To mount … souldiours sufficientlie with new reid coates … for that effect … to buy plaideing caus make lilt and shag the samen and caus mack the saids coats

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