Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
†UPSTAGANG, n. Also erron. upgastang (Edm.). A kind of loom formerly used in weaving in Orkney.Ork. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 XIV. 326:
They still continue to wear good strong black clothes without dying, called by the ancient Norse, Vadmell, and by them wrought in a loom called Upstagang.
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