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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

STRAG, n.1 A catch (of fish).Mry. 1898 J. Slater Seaside Idylls 45:
Hus headbaaks are echteen fathom, an' the best strag's aye in hus nets.
Arg. 1949 N. Mitchison and D. Macintosh Men and Herring 94–5:
Fine mashing here! . . . A splendid strag altogether!

[Ad. Gael. stràc, a full measure, quantity, abundance, prob. from Straik. n., 10.]

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