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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).

MOGGY RAG, n.comb. The branches of the willow, Salix capræa or phs. cinerea (see quot.).Lth. 1803 J. Girvin Address to Landholders 22:
Common Sallow. — should not be propagated. Basket makers reject them. They give them the name of Moggy Rag.

[Orig. uncertain. ? Cf. Maggie, n.2, implying poor quality, and Eng. dial. rag, coarse useless stone.]

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