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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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COGILL, n. A cogful. [′kɔgəl]Ags. a.1800 Old Ballad in Jam.2:
D—n comes ridin' in the gait, Wi his short coat, and his silver rapier; But an he wad look what he's come off, A cogill o' brose wad set him better.

[From Cog, n.1 O.Sc. has cogill, id., 1674 (D.O.S.T.). The suffix -ill is a corruption of -fill (-full). Cf. Cairtle, a cartful.]

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