Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FLAG, n.5, v.2 I. Add Deriv.: flaggie, Of snow, in large 1891 John C. Milne Myths and Supersititions of the Buchan District (1987) 14:
Cruikshank Booth, who lived in the middle of the last century, at Hillhead of Bruxie, was returning home from New Deer one fine winter night when the moon as shining full and clear. There had been a fall of soft, "flaggie" snow in the earlier part of the evening, so that footprints could be distinctly seen.

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