Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
HENTILAGET, n. Also hentilag(it), -ed; hentin la(a)g. A tuft of wool fallen or torn from a sheep's back which is gathered from the pasture or the hillside (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), hentilaged, hentilag(et), 1914 Angus Gl., hentin lag, Sh. 1957).
Sh. 1900 Shetland News (31 March):
Dey wirna sae muckle 'oo' lost, or sae mony hentinlaags i' da hill when da sheep wis smear'd wi' tar an' oil. Sh. 1931 Shetland Times (14 March) 7:
Shö wis sittin' i' da sheek o' da shimley taesin' a skaar o' moorit hentilagits. Sh. 1949 New Shetlander No. 18, 44:
The worst enemy it [lapwing] has to contend with in the neighbourhood seems to be those stray pieces of wool called hentilagets, which adhere to the bird's feet, forming a woollen mass of which it cannot rid itself.
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