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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Vagarie, Vaigerie, Wagrie, n. [e.m.E. vagarie (1577); Vag(e v.] A foolish or wilful action in disregard of proper behaviour, a prank, trick. — 1608 Inverness Rec. II 58.
Thou art indytit for … idill seit, vagarie, profanatioun of the Sabothe day, quhilk haiffing na regaird to God, bot abhominablie levinge in thai lustes [etc.]
1613 Elgin Rec. II 134.
That na pasteim be vsit publictly on the calsay sick as portbowlis or uther wagrie on the Saboth day
1636 Culross I 188.
Act anent vaigeries fra the kirk

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