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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FLOG, n.2 Also floag; fleyoag (Edm.). A strip of thin wood, now sometimes of copper, used to patch a split board in the hull of a boat (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.; Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); Sh.11 1952). [fl(j)o:g]Sh. 1898 Shet. News (4 Dec.):
He examined da floag wi' his left e'e clos'd.

[Cf. Norw. dial. flak, a piece torn off, a strip, a splinter, and Flag, n.5, v.2]

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