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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

BEAGER, n. ? A variant form of beggar, perhaps influenced by beagle; see Baigle, n. 2.Sc. 1904 Beggar Laddie in Ballads (ed. Child) 280A. xiii.:
Four-an-tuenty gentilmen They conved the beager ben, An as mony gay ladës Conved the beager's lassie.

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