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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cage(a)t, Cadge(a)t, n. Also: caget(te, caggett, caggatt; cadgett, -jett. [Of obscure origin.] A small box; a casket.(a) 1378 Rotuli Sc. II. 7/2.
Diversa vasa de peweter, worstedes, sellas, cagettes, stopes
1436 Reg. Episc. Aberd. II. 145.]
[Quinque ciste rotunde, … sex cagete magne
1485 Acta Conc. *110/2.
The said letter of tak quhilk … he tuke out of a caget
1582–3 Elgin Rec. I. 169.
Alexander Pringill … deliuerit tuenty schillingis … quhilk wes putt in the cadget
1589 Treas. Acc. MS. 148 b.
For tua pair of cadjettis … to his maiesties vse
1641 Elgin Rec. I. 271.
The sex peice of the tounes wreitts … [were] delyverit back … to be put in the cadgett
1643 Ib. 278.
Theis [letters] to be put in the caggett
(b) 1488 Treas. Acc. I. 80.
Fund … in the blak kist, thre cofferis, a box, a cageat
Ib. 81.
In a cageat, beand within the said blak kist, a braid chenȝe, a ball of cristall
1501 Ib. II. 23.
Giffin for tua cadgeatis to the King to turs sarkis, bonatis, hattis, and smal gere
Ib. 107.
For ane hors to Strivelin with the Kingis new cadgeatis
1546 Acta Conc. MS. XXII. 136.
Euidentis … in lokyt schrynis, kistis, and cageatis
1585 Treas. Acc. MS. 61 b.
To Robert Robertsoun, Master of his hienes siluer weschell, to by caggattis to thame
1585 Reg. Morton I. 145.
Twenty gude … cariage horssis and thair graithe for … beiring of cadgeattis or barrellis

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