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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

BLAGET, Bleget, Blaeget, Blaegit, ppl.adj. Also blaigit (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.). Spotted. [′blɑ:gət, ′ble:gət]Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Blaget, bleget, spotted, speckled; a b[laget] sheep, a white sheep with black spots; de eart' is b[laget], the earth is partly covered with snow (with many bare spots appearing). Not comm.
Sh. 1914 Angus Gl. s.v. blaeget:
Having a tinge of red among white; having a mixed colour of red and white, as a sheep.
Sh.(D) 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 35:
Willie . . . clim'd ower da crü daek, an grippid a blaegit twa-year-'ld.

[Cf. Sw. dial. blaga, to spot with dirt (Jak.).]

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