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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).

Sla(i)gge, n. [e.m.E. slagg (1552), MLG slagge, of obscure origin.] The refuse, or a piece of refuse, remaining after the smelting of a metal. — 1613 Mining Rec. 160.
Togidder with the haill vre … sparris middingeis taillis slaigges [etc.]
1645–6 J. Hope Diary (1958) 162.
A great quantitie of brasse slagge, as he termed it; however it was slagge and lykelie also of that kind

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