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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

CRAIGED, Craiget, Craggit, Craigit, adj. Having a neck, -necked, gen. preceded by another adj. such as narrow, lang, etc. Known to Abd.2 1940. [′kregɪt, ′krɑgɪt]Sc. 1722 Ramsay Poems (1800) II. 495:
Deep in a narrow craiged Pig Lay mony a dainty nut and fig.

Fig. in phr. lang craiget mornin', a long morning.Ags. 1823 A. Balfour Foundling I. v.:
It's fine weather for't just now, but you'll need to rise soon — it will gi'e you a lang craiget mornin'.

Comb.: craggit heron, (la -) craigit (-et) —, the heron, Ardea cinerea (Sc. 1880 Jam.5, lang-; Bnff.2, Abd.2 (craggit-), Abd.9 ((lang) craigit-) 1940). Cf. craigie heron s.v. Craigie.Bnff. 1881 W. M. Philip K. MacIntosh's Scholars 110:
Did you ever see a lang craiget heron leukin' . . . at some bit trootie he waz eyin? Abd.(D) 1909 C. Murray Hamewith 5: He missed the craggigit heron nabbin' puddocks in the seggs.

[Craig, n.2, + suff. -ed, -et, -it, provided with. O.Sc. has craiggit, 1563 (D.O.S.T.).]

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