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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Barnage, n.1 Also: barnag, berneage. [ME. barnage (a 1300), OF. barnage, bernage, med. L. barnagium.]The collective body of barons, the baronage. Also poet. a body of knights or warriors. 1375 Barb. i. 41.
The barnage … Assemblyt thaim, and fayndyt fast To cheys a king
Ib. xiv. 256.
Of all the barnage of Irland A gret hoost he assemblit had
c1420 Wynt. ii. 538; Ib. 565.
Israelle anoyit was In serwytute and fowle thrylage, Throucht the Kyng and hys barnage
Ib. vi. 1083.
Off Ingland that tyme the barnage Payid to the Denmarkis gret trewage
c1475 Wall. i. 58.
Fra tyme that he had semblit his barnage
Ib. xi. 1034.
The Inglismen, with a full gret barnage, Are semblyt her
a1500 Seven S. 360.
Than sall all the barnage saye, Allace, we want our noble lord
1513 Doug. x. vii. 166.
Down bettyn war the barnage of Archadys
Ib. xi. vi. 84.
Menelay, ane of the chief barnage
1535 Stewart 47078.
Ane herald sone onto Scotland he send, With his desyr onto the haill barnage
Ib. 22696.
This nobill realme … salbe put to nocht, And all oure barnage into bandone brocht
a1578 Pitsc. II. 147/13.
I [am] bot ane woman that knawis nocht the … falssietie of men and berneage of Scotland

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