Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BAG-A-RINTLE, n. Sacking, coarse open-cloth. Sh.(D) 1928 T. M. M. Shewan in Sh. Almanac 188:
Hit's as open as bag-a-rintle.

[In the comb. a stands for of. See Rintel, a rag, a tatter.]

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