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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

BAG-RAIP, -RAPE, n. and v.

1. n. Thick double rope of straw round the eaves of a stack when thatched. Found only in n.Sc.Bnff.2 1928:
We wir jist twynin' th' hinmost bag-raip fin th' thunner shoor cam' on.
Bnff.(D) 1930 E. S. Rae A Waff o' Win' fae Benachie 80:
Haphazard and untidy stackyards will make the bag rape, the eddrin and the clew, things of the past. [Also Abd.9]
Ags. 1808 Jam.:
Bag-rape. A rope of straw or heath, double the size of the cross-ropes used in fastening the thatch of a roof. This is kinched to the cross-ropes, then tied to what is called the pan-rape, and fastened with wooden pins to the easing or top of the wall on the outer side.

2. v. Secure with a Bag-raip, gen. as pa.ppl.Abd. 1927 Bnffsh. Jnl. (7 June) 2:
Noo a' the rucks are thackit, weel bag-raped, an' tapped an' a'.

[O.N. baggi, a bundle + O.E. rāp, a rope.]

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