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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Assege, n. Also: asseg, asseig(e, assedge, assage. [From Assegev., after Sege n. Also in late ME. and e.m.E.] A siege.1375 Barb. xx. 8 (ane strat assege); 12 (at thir assegis). c1420 Wynt. iii. 1 (the assege off Troy); v. 808 (intyll assege); etc. ?1438 Alex. ii. 201 (ane assege hes set). 1489 Acta Aud.138/1 (our souerane lordis assege of Duchell). 1529 Reg. Privy S. I. 589/2 (the assege of Temptalloun). 1560 Rolland Seven S. 335/19 (with schairp asseige). 1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 56 (assege); 124 (assage). 1615 Highland P. III. 206 (assedge).

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