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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

BOG, Boag, n.1 Sc. form of Eng. bug, Cimex lectularius, but also used in sense of louse, Pediculus vestimenti. [bɔg, bog]Ags. 1897 Arbroath Guide (27 Feb.) 3/7; Lnk., Lth. 1935 (per Lnk.3):
It's the bogs. I find them a' owre me.
Rxb. 1915 G. Watson Nat. Hist. Lists iii.:
Boag, Bog, a name for the bug.

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