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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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YAGIMENT, n. Also yagamint, yaggerment. A state of excitement, a flurry, pother, agitation (Abd. 1974). [′jɑgɪmənt]Abd. 1830 Perthshire Advert. (6 May):
Thou has nether the yaggerment of the spirit, nor the meevement o' the body.
Abd. 1910 Abd. Free Press (8 Jan.):
He wus in a yagiment to get to his wurk.
Abd. 1924 Swatches o' Hamespun 62:
Haudin a' airt in a yagamint.

[An altered form, with extended meaning, of argument.]

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