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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CORCAG, CORKEG, n. “Knife for gutting herring” (Cai.1 c.1930); “a small knife” (Cai.8 1934, corkeg; Cai.7 1937). [′kɔrkəg]

[Gael. corcag, dim. of corc, a knife, gully, dirk, from root gor, ger, to cut (MacBain).]

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"Corcag n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 2 Oct 2023 <>



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