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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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RUBBAGE, n. Also rubbadge (Sh. 1901 Shetland News (5 Oct.)), rubbidge (Gsw. 1924 J. H. Bone Crystal Set 19), rubbitch (Mry. 1903 J. MacKinnon Braefoot Sk. 66), ruibbish (Rxb. 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 9). Sc. forms, also in Eng. dial., of Eng. rubbish (Rs. 1740 W. MacGill Old Ross-shire 120; Slg. 1804 G. Galloway Poems 55; Kcb. 1902 Crockett Banner of Blue viii.; I.Sc., Cai., Ags., Per., Ayr., Kcb. 1968).

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