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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SCROGAG, n. Also with alternative dim. suff. scroggan. [′skrogək, -ən]

1. A half-dried fish (Crm. 1914, scroggan).

2. A snuff-mill (Cai.8 1934).Sth. 1928 A. E. J. Cavendish Sth. Highlanders 51:
A snuff-mull or “scroggan”.

[Gael. sgrogag, anything shrivelled, a little horn (such as is used for holding snuff), orig. a Gael. borrowing of Scrog, n.1, v.]

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