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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

CRAGGAN, CRAGGIN, n. A jar. Cf. Croggie.Abd.(D) 1909 C. Murray Hamewith 11:
The horn-en' fu' o craggins, quaichs, an' caups, Mulls, whorls, an' cruisies left bare room to stir.
w.Sc. 1886 W. Millar in Gael. Soc. Inv. XII. 392:
In Kilmuir, Skye, the Rev. Mr Macgregor told me he had often watched the natives making the craggan for family use.

[Gael. cragan, an earthen jar, gen. used for oil (MacLennan).]

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