Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
SAG, v. Also saag. Sh. usage, of the tide: to cease to flow, to be at the turn before receding (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). Vbl.n. sagin. For Sc. forms see Seg, v.Sh. 1899 J. Spence Folk-Lore 133:
The east tide has saaged, . . . and the lines have got the wast turnin'.Sh. 1949 Scots Mag. (Nov.) 130:
The weak tidal movement shortly before the change of the tide is the afset or sagin.
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