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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

GALDRAGON, n. A sorceress; witch.Sc. 1821 Scott Pirate xxi.:
But, come forth of the tent, thou old galdragon. . . . Thou mightest have foretold the wreck of my ship and boats, or a bad herring-fishery.

[An invention of Scott's from O.N. galdrakona, witch, sorceress, from galdr, magic song, witchcraft, sorcery, and kona, woman.]

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