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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Flag, n.3 [Of obscure origin.] ?An untidy woman. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. xiv. 71.
Sic fartingaillis on flaggis [M. faggis] als fatt as quhailis
1540 Lynd. Sat. 2137.
Quhat kynd of woman is thy wyfe? … Ane fistand flag, a flagartie fuffe

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