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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

HAGGARD, n.1 Also haggart, hag-yard. A stack-yard (Wgt., w.Kcb. 1808 Jam., Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 251, Uls. 1956). Found also in Norse areas in Eng., Wales and Irel.Gall. 1734 Session Bk. Minnigaff (1939) 581:
He saw the smith, Patrick Roxburgh, sleeping in a haggard at the back of the barn.
Uls. 1897 A. M'Ilroy Lint in the Bell vii.:
Taking into account the condition of the land, dwelling, and office-houses; the condition of the haggard — empty or full.
Uls. 1942 E. E. Evans Irish Heritage 98:
In the haggard the stacks are built on prepared foundations of stones and heather or bushes which “draw the wind in under.”

[O.Sc. hagard(e), 1590, O.N. heygarðr, id., lit “hay-yard.”]

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