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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

COORAG, n.1 “A woollen cap worn by old men” (Cai.1 c.1920); “a sleeping cap” (Cai.8 1934). [′ku:rəg]Cai. 1916 Old Cai. Croft in John o' Groat Jnl. (7 April):
Even his “coorag” (nightcap) was made of this material.

[Gael. currachd, hood, cap, night-cap, appar. from Sc. curch, Eng. kerchief (MacBain).]

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