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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).

Slag(g)(e, n. [e.m.E. slagg (1552), MLG slagge.] A piece of refuse material separated from the metal in the process of smelting ore. — 1645–6 J. Hope Diary (1958) 148.
At the ryght end of the panne and fornace was ane ergasterie … at the which they did … pull out the slages … the slagges wer drawen out and sturred to make them cleire of the metall with gavelockes and porres

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