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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Paig, attrib. and comb. [Appar. var. of Peug n., ? with differently derived vowel.] a. (Consisting of) ‘puke’, the high quality woollen cloth. b. Paig-cullour, the colour ‘puke’, described in e.m.E. as ‘betwene russet & black’ (1538), ‘a deepe darke purple’ (1598), prob. orig. the usual colour of this cloth. — 1595 Edinb. Test. XXVIII. 9.
Fyve quarteris paig cullour braid Lundoun claytht at v li. v s. the elne
1602 Tailor's Acc. Bk. A. 7.
For making of ȝour paig dowblit

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