Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
†HAGG, v. Also haig (Mry. 1825 Jam.); heague (Mry. 1813 W. Leslie Agric. Mry. 458). Of cattle: to butt with the head, to fight (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 72). [hɑg, heg]Mry. 1806 R. Jamieson Ballads I. 286:
The caure did haig, the queis low; And ilka bull hes got his cow.Sc. 1814 Illustr. North. Antiq. 404:
If . . . you were to look through an elf-bore in wood . . . you may see the elf-bull haiging with the strongest bull in the herd.Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 72:
She's a haggin' brute of a coo, that.
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