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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BAGATY, BAGGETY, n. The female of the Lump-fish, or Sea Owl, Cyclopterus lumpus.Fif. 1710 R. Sibbald Fife and Kinross 52:
Lumpus alter . . . which our Fishers call the Hush-padle or Bagaty.
Fif. 1794 Stat. Acc.1 XII. 521:
The fish caught here, are, cod, whiting, flounder, mackerel, baggety, sand-eel, crabs, and lobsters.

[From Baggit, pa.p. of bag, v., to swell out like a bag.]

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