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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RAGLET, n. Also raglat. In masonry: a groove cut in stone to receive another stone, spout, etc. (Sc. 1952 Builder (20 June) 953). Comb. raglat plane, a type of plane used by carpenters to groove a piece of wood to fit into another piece (Sc. 1825 Jam.).Per. 1843–5 Trans. Highl. Soc. 111:
Raglets for lead are to be cut in the base of the chimney-pots to the rake of the roof, three quarters of an inch in depth.
Fif. 1864 St. Andrews Gazette (23 Jan.):
A young lad, Balfour Simmers, was on the front door top moulding, cutting a raglet for the reception of the rain-water roan.

[Deriv. form of Raggle, n.1, id.]

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"Raglet n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Sep 2022 <>



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