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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

SWEIG, n. Also sweeg. A very bad candle, one made from the dregs of the tallow (Rxb. 1825 Jam.). Cf. water-wader s.v. Water.

[Orig. obscure.]

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