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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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TJOAG, v. To work steadily, to go at a task in a methodical manner (I.Sc. 1972). [tjog]Sh. 1952 J. Hunter Taen wi da Trow 165:
Da aald guid wife ahint da fire Wis tjoagin at da wheel.

[Orig. somewhat uncertain. Cf. Norw. dial., tjoka, to plod on steadily at a task, or toga, to pull, tug.]

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