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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Swagger, v. [e.m.E. swagger (Shakespeare) to behave in a blustering manner, to hector, quarrel.] intr. To remonstrate or quarrel with (someone). — 1621 Ellon Presb. 112.
He … wald not be restraynit except he wald have swaggerit with him or useit violence

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