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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Taigle, v. Also: teagle. P.p. also tagled. [North. ME tagil, tagyl (both Rolle), Sw. dial. taggla to disarrange, bring into disorder. Also in the later dial.] tr. To hinder, impede (a person) in a course of action; to keep back, delay (a person). — 1635 Dickson Wr. 194.
He forgot things that were past, … and … all things which might teagle him in the way
a1665 W. Guthrie in Sel. Biog. II 69.
She, by her crying, taigled them in their march
1684 Peden in Life & Proph. (1868) 56.
1685 Erskine Diary 104.
I with John Sinclair … left the ship least we should be tagled all day in her
1685 Hay Fleming Six Saints I 131.
All ye that can pray, tell all the Lord's people to try by mourning and prayer, if ye can taigle him

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