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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mag wood, n. Also: mage and uood. [The first element is obscure: the mod. dial. has mag(g v. (of coal carters) to pilfer (coal), maggs n. a gratuity, and maggie n. an inferior quality ironstone.] At Fawside: ? Some inferior variety of coal. — 1677 Fawside Coal Compt 19.
To the coalheuers for 4 dayes wood & 12 bolls mag uood amongest them 03, 05, 0
1683 Ib. 103.
To Will. Lumsdaill for panwood 06, 00, 0; Item to Will. Martine & his sone for wood 02, 00, 0; Item to Will. Lumsdaill for mag wood 00, 09, 0; Item tuo Martins for mag wood 00, 06, 0

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"Mag Wood n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Jan 2023 <>



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