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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Stragill, Stragyll, n. [Stragill v.] At (the) stragill, to the stragill, in a straggling manner; not in a compact body. Also in a place-name. 1504 (1584) Reg. Great S. 239/2.
Keipand the discente of the myir thairof quhill it cum to the Stragill myre … quhilk Ponduntanis hath is pairt and pertinent of the foirsaidis landis of Swaillend
c1475 Wall. x 683.
At stragyll raid quhat Scot mycht formest pas
c1475 Wall. x 699.
The frayit folk at stragill that was fleand Drew to the king weill ma than x thousand
1513 Doug. xii xi 4.
A few menȝe persewand our the plane, Quhilk at the stragill fled in all thar mayn
1533 Boece 36.
Exploratouris … happynnyt amang the inhabitantis quhare thai fled. Haistely that undantit pepill dissolute and at the stragill invadit the exploratouris
1533 Boece 113.
Athir army to vthir gave place and leiffing the feild fled at the stragill
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 49.
Thaj [sc. the English] … past away with all spulȝie thaj mycht get. The Scottis followit thame to the stragill; quhair the Inglis tuke, the Scottis gaif bakkis [etc.]

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