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Trig, Tryg, adj. [ME and 17th c. Eng. trigg (Orm), trig (noun) (1610), trigge (1697), ON tryggr.] a. Active, nimble, sprightly. b. Neat, in good shape. —a. a1500 Henr. Fab. 1410 (see Tait adj. (a)).
1513 Doug. xii Prol. 184 (Sm.) (see Tait adj. (a)).
1590 Burel Pilgr. i 351.
The merle and the mauice trig
b. 1513 Doug. ix x 89.
A ȝong bullok of cullour quhite as snaw, With goldin schakaris hys forhed arrait on raw; The best salbe full tydy, tryg [Ruddim. trig] and wicht

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