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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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VAGGEL, n. Also -l(e), vagl. A small spar fixed cross-wise between beams in a roof on which meat or fish is hung for smoke-curing (Sh. 1825 Jam., 1866 Edm. Gl., 1908 Jak. (1928) vagl, 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1973). [vɑgl]

[Norw. dial., O.N. vagl, id., a hen-roost.]

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"Vaggel n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Dec 2023 <>



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