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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.

BELAGGIRT, Belaggeret, pa.p. Clogged with wet mud. [bə′lɑgərt]ne.Sc. 1993 Ronald W. McDonald in A. L. Kennedy and Hamish Whyte New Writing Scotland 11: The Ghost of Liberace 69:
It wis twa days afore Andra cam blatterin up the fairm track oan is belaggeret aul motor-bike and side-car.
Fif. 1894 W. D. Latto Tammas Bodkin, Swatches o' Hodden-Grey ix.:
His claes belaggirt an' his fruntispiece malagruzed.

[From Be, pref., 2 + Lagger, q.v., to bemire. Cf. N.E.D. belag, obs., to clog with wet mud, and lag, v., obs., render wet or muddy. E.D.D. gives belagged, ppl.adj., weighted with mud, muddied, for n.Lin.]

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