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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

DAG DAW, n. comb. “The jackdaw (?)” (Per. 1900 E.D.D.).Abd. 1828 P. Buchan Ballads II. 150:
Wi' your bonnet blue ye think ye're braw, But I ken nae use for it at a', But be a nest to our dag daw.

[Prob. a corruption of jackdaw, which was originally accented on the second syllable.]

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