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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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OLLAG, n. A mixture of oatmeal and cream or other liquid. Gael.n.Sc. 1840 D. Sage Memorabilia (1889) 215:
The best viands were immediately produced, consisting of very thick cream mixed with oatmeal, which Jean called an “ollag”.
Sc. 1929 F. M. McNeill Scots Kitchen 175:
The original oatcake was made of oatmeal and cold water. In the Hebrides, this is called a potag or ollag.

[Gael. ullag, id.]

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