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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Waghorn, n. [In the later dial. ‘A fabulous character, more mendacious than the Devil’ (SND, s.v. Waghorn).] Appar. a liar or braggart. — 1587 Crawford Mun. Invent. II 185 (18 May).
Ye michtie waghornis and thair proud baist

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