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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).
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Tig-tag, v. [Tig v. Also in the later dial.] intr. To move back and forth gaining and losing ascendancy over a period of time. — 1643 Baillie II 113.
At last Hopton retyres towards Winchester … The king came … to enter Kent, but … Waller … minds to stand to it. They may tig tag on this way this twelve moneth

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