Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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WAGGLE, v., n. Also wag(ge)l (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)); waigle (Sc. 1736 Pilulae Spleneticae 10, 1808 Jam.; Ayr. 1822 H. Ainslie Pilgrimage 44; Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry 82, 1845 T. C. Latto Minister's Kailyard 42; Arg.1 c.1925); waiggle (s.Sc. 1857 H. S. Riddell Psalms lxii. 3); ¶wuggle. Sc. forms and usage: a marsh, a bog, a pool (n.Sc. 1808 Jam., waggle, wuggle). Occas. in place-names. [wɑgl; †wegl. See P.L.D. § 48.1.(3).]Per. 1762 Session Papers, Gray v. Maxwell (6 April) 6:
The Length of the Aqueduct from the Stone-eye to the Waggle of the Mill.n.Sc. 1805 Session Papers, Leslie v. Fraser (29 March) 74:
He knows the place called the Waggle, between which and the water there was a bog . . . he remembers a high point of land projecting into the Allochy grain, nearly opposite to the Waggle or bog above mentioned.
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