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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Flag, n.2 [e.m.E. flagg (1604); ME. flagge a piece of turf (c 1440).] A flat stone. 1518 Dunferm. B. Rec. 297.
Gif ony persoune … beis … apprehendit takand vp the flaggis or brekand thame
1530 M. Works Acc. I. 46 b.
Wynnyng of pend & flaggis for the greit windois of the heycht chalmeris
1591 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 435.
For … laying the samin [sewer] with flaggis efter it was clengit
1644 Tulliallan Coal Wks. 5 b.
To James Cumyng for winning of 40 lead of flaggis to the half of the weste girnell

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