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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).

MAGGIE, n.1 Curtailed dim. form of magpie (Fif. c.1930; Abd., Lth., wm.Sc., Wgt., Rxb. 1962). Also in n.Eng. dial. Applied to the common guillemot, Uria aalge (Ags. 1885 C. Swainson Brit. Birds 218), from its black and white plumage like that of a magpie.

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