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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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HAGMARK, -MET, n. A mark or boundary stone, esp. one set up to indicate the dividing line between two hill pastures (Sh. 1825 Jam., -mark, 1908 Jak. (1928), -mark, -met, 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1956).Sh. 1901 G. Goudie Antiq. Shet. 295:
At every landmark a boy “got a sair treshin sae as he sood mind well whaur da hagmets stude.”
Sh. 1908 Old-Lore Misc. I. vi. 227:
“Hagmets” were the boundaries of enclosed and fertile pastures.

[O.N. hagi, pasture + mark, a boundary mark, Met, n., id., q.v.]

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