"seragg" in 1784?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 23 04:52:46 UTC 2008

At 1/22/2008 11:34 PM, Doug Wilson wrote:
>I suspect it might be "scragg", i.e., "scrag".

Undoubtedly correct:  scrag n2, 2. The lean and inferior end of a
neck of mutton (or veal).  1644 and ff.  Upon closer examination of
the rude types, its second letter lacks the horizontal bar of an "e".


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