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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RAG, v.3 Also raag. To catch a fish by striking with the hook.Sh. 1900 Shetland News (21 July):
Ye might raag a keelin' fir a' 'at we ken.
Sh. 1904 E.D.D.:
A fisherman very occasionally will strike a fish with his hook when there is an unwillingness to swallow it, i.e. to raag a fish.

[Appar. an extended use of Dan. rage, O.N. raka, to rake.]

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