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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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NUG, n.3 Given as a correct form of Lug, n., 6., but the writer may be confusing with nugg, a thole-pin, s.v. Nog, n.Sh. 1899 Shetland News (21 Oct.) 5:
Mr Spence speaks, apropos of the boat, that each man had his “ain lug o' da taft.” The correct expression is “nug”.

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