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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FEG, n. Also †fegg. Sc. forms of Eng. fig (Ayr. 1923 Wilson Dial. Burns 163; Abd. 1924 Trans. Buchan Field Club XIII. 40, Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; Bnff., Fif. 1950). See P.L.D. § 58.1.Sc. 1721 Ramsay Poems (S.T.S.) I. 22:
Ye'r Face will not be worth a Feg.
Inv. 1722 Steuart Letter-Bk. (S.H.S.) 179:
Barrells with reasins and feggs.
Ayr. 1786 Burns To Davie ii.:
Auld age ne'er mind a feg.
Sc. 1862 G. Henderson Song of Solomon ii. 13:
The feg-tree pits oot her green fegs.

[O.Sc. has feg(g), id., from 1492.]

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