Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
BAGNET, BAIG(O)NET, Bagganet, Bagginet, Baggonet(t), Balgonet, Begnet, n. A bayonet. Also beganet (Ags. 1823 A. Balfour Foundling IV. ii.). [′bɑg(ə)nɛt, ′beg(ə)nɛt, bɛgnɛt + -ɪ̢t]Sc. 1714 Lady Grisell Baillie's House Bk. (1911) 28:
For 29 Guns and Bagginets. £18. 4. 1 4/12.Sc. 1814 Scott Waverley xlii.:
And will the Colonel venture on the bagganets himsel?Ork. 1854 D. Vedder Poems 205:
Let them rush on ta bagnets, an' slash at ta French.Bnff. 1860 Bnffsh. Jnl. (25 Dec.) 2:
But a kittle bit rifle an' bagnet.Abd. 1851 W. Anderson Rhymes, etc. 133:
The Man o' the Well saw the cowardly houn's, The Cromarty Rangers, use begnets an' guns.Ags. 1816 G. Beattie John o' Arnha' 17:
[He'd] spar'd the English troops the trouble Of stickin' baignets i' the throats Of Highland hunger-bitten Scots.Slg. 1714 Extracts Recs. Royal Burgh of Stirling (1889) 131:
The council . . . appoints the treasurer to buy three score baggonetts and ammunition.Slg. 1715 Ib. 139:
For the use of the said burgh . . . ten firelocks, ten patrontashes, and ten balgonets with their scabbards.Lth.  G. Bruce Poems (1813) 76:
Awa' his gun an' begnet throws.Hdg. 1908 J. Lumsden Doun i' th' Loudons, etc. 220:
“Mass'd bands!” battalions, airmies o' spikes, Baigonets gleaming, like wheat owre the dykes.Arg. 1907 N. Munro Daft Days (1925) xix.:
“I gie'd him — I gie'd him the — the Baggonet!” cried the gardener.Ayr. 1790 Burns Battle of Sherramuir (Cent. ed.) iii.:
When baig'nets o'erpower'd the targe, And thousands hasten'd to the charge.Kcb. 1894 S. R. Crockett Raiders xxvii.:
What business has a woman to have eyes with three-cornered pupils that look at you like baggonets.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 46:
‡Baigonet, a bayonet.
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