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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BELGET, BELLIGET, adj. (See quots.) [′bæl(ɪ)get]Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Belget, gluttonous; greedy, esp. of cattle, a b[elget] creature.
Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.; Sh.4 1934:
Belliget, gluttonous.

[From O.N. belgr, skin of an animal. O.E; bylig and belg, a bag.]

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