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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).

MAGER, adj. Also maager. Very lean, scraggy, emaciated (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1914 Angus Gl., maager, ‡Sh. 1962); scanty (‡Sh. 1962). [′mɑ:gər]

[Norw. mager, lean; O.N. magr, id., cogn. with meagre, Fr. maigre.]

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