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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

BOAG, n. Boggy ground. [bog]Uls. 1897 A. M'Ilroy When Lint was in the Bell viii.:
Andy, d'ye think ye cud pit in the laigh fiel' o' corn for us some day this week, an' maybe appin a wheen drills in the boag in the efternoon.

Hence boaggly, boggy. [′bogli]Rxb.(D) 1925 E. C. Smith Mang Howes an Knowes 16:
Alang bye a boaggly, gloomin planteen, where the whussellin wund gaed soachin throwe.

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