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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Wal(l)idrag, Wallydrag, n. [? Wallie interj. and Dragle v. to bedraggle. Also in the later dial.] A miserable creature; a slovenly fellow. — a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 43.
Waik walidrag [M. wallidrag] and verlot of the cairtis
c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 89.
I haue ane wallidrag, ane worme, ane auld wobat carle, A waistit wolroun, na worth bot wourdis to clatter
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (OUP) 153/97.
Full mony a waistles wallydrag With wamis unweildable did furth wag

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