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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

HAGGILS, n.pl. Found only in phr. in the haggils, “in trammels” (Fif. 1825 Jam.).

[A corrupt or denasalised form of hangal, Hankle, but confused with the phr. to be in the haingles, — hangils, s.v. Haingle.]

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