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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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*Hag-mare, n. (= e.m.E. mare-hag (1638); f. e.m.E. hag a witch, an evil or ugly old woman, and mare a nightmare.) — 1661 (1703) Dismal Account Burning Solemn League and Covenant.
A statue in the form of an old hag-mare, having the Covenant in her hands

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