Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SCAVAIG, v. An altered form of Stravaig, q.v., to roam or gad about, phs. influenced by Skavie, v. Abd. 1932  Abd. Univ. Rev. (March) 104:
A hunner an' twenty year seen, an ye hid been scavaigin' aboot as yer dee'in' the nicht the press-gang micht 'a gotten hauds o' ye.

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