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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Camerage, Camrage, -reche, n. Also: cammerage, -aige (calmerage), camara(i)ge, -orage, cammarag(e, camarige; camrag, camrige; cammeroche. [Variant (with unexplained change of ending) of camerik Camrik. See also Cambreche.] Cambric.(a) 1530–1 Treas. Acc. V. 410.
viij … elnis camerage claith to be sarkis to the King
1536–7 Ib. VI. 298.
Deliverit … to be ane uther serk, iiij … elnis cammarage claith
1543 Ib. VIII. 239.
For thre elnis of fyne cammerage claith to be napkynnis to his grace
1564 Reg. Privy C. I. 310.
Thre stekis of camerage
1565 Prot. Bk. G. Grote 69.
[A] half ell … of cammarag
1566 Treas. Acc. MS. 72.
iiij elnis of cammerage
1566–7 Fleming Q. Mary 505.
Item, to be rufis to the kyngis sarkis, of camarage viij elle
1567 Melvill Corr. 7.
Ye sall nocht faill to send my madynis clais, … togithyr with the camaraige and lynyne clayth
1578 Inv. Wardrobe 232.
Ane quaiff of camorage with twa cornettis
1581 Acts III. 220/2.
The greit abuse … in the vse and wearing of layne, cameraige, freinȝeis [etc.]
1597 Bk. Rates 3 b.
Camerage the half stik, xx li.
(b) 1546 Treas. Acc. IX. 24.
Tua elnis … camrage to be naipkynnis to his grace
1552 Treas. Acc. X. 141.
Send to Strabogy witht this dule goun vij elnis camrage clayth to be hir dule curchayes
1553 Ib. 172.
Foure elnis camrage claith, to be ane dule curche to my Ladye Gordoun
1596 Crim. Trials I. 386.
The thifteous steling … of ane cloik, … ane camrige owrla [etc.]
Ib. 391.
xxj ruffis of camrige and laine
1602 Tailor's Acc. Bk. 29.
Twa camrag ouerlouris to ȝour maisterschip
1604 Ib. 31.
Ane camrage much to the nycht bonnett
1605 Glasgow Chart. I. dcxiii.
It sall not be lesum to ane sempill burges … to tap ony silk … , na laine nor camrage
(c) 1550 Treas. Acc. IX. 453.
Deliverit to my Lady Gordoun to be nekkis and ruffis to his graces sarkis, half ane elne camreche claith
1558 Ib. X. 359.
To Iohnne Mowbray, merchand, for certane welvot dames and cammeroche bocht fra him
a1585 Maitland Maitl. Q. ii. 14.
Off fynest camreche [are] thair fuk saillis
Ib. 93.
Thair camreche courches ar als deir

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