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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

HAGGLE, n.2 “A subordinate division-mark between districts” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.); a stone set up to mark a boundary between hill pastures. Also hag(e)l (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). Now only in place-names. Cf. Hagmark.Ib.:
Hagla hwida . . . also called “de Hagel” . . . a place-name, name for a stone of white quartz, indicating the boundary-mark between Northdale and Burrafirth.

[Appar. a deriv. from O.N. hagi, pasture, of uncertain formation. Cf. Haglet and Hoga.]

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