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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CUBBAG, n. “A small hand-basket used by fishermen to carry bait . . . made of heather and . . . narrowed at the bottom” (Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 69).

[Gael. cùbag, a small pannier, dim. form of cùb, id. (Macleod and Dewar), prob. ultimately of the same origin as Cubbie, n.1, below.]

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