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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cage, Cadge, n. Also: caig(e, kaige, caidge. [ME. cage (a 1225), kage, kaig(e, F. cage.] A cage. 1331 Exch. R. I. 372.]
[Pro vno cage ad leonem
a1500 Seven S. 1043.
A faire ȝoung man … saw hir sit sa in a cage
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxii. 23.
In siluer caigis thai sit at cheif
1513 Doug. i. v. 117.
With hard irne bandis claspit fast in cage
Id. 904/17.
As doith the byrd in cage
1562 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 648/2.
Ane kaige for the papingo
a1585 Maitl. Q. lxvi. 86.
In ane cadge … The sillie bird full painfullie dois pyne
1587 Treas. Acc. MS. 88.
For making of ane cadge for taking of the fox
1605 Wedderb. Compt Bk. 56.
Ane caidge of weir for a laverok
1626 Garden Worthies 105 (see Cace n.2 1).
1657 Balfour Ann. I. 135.
Lyke a wylde beaste … co[o]pte upe in ane irone cadge

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