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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cheng(e, Cheinge, n. Also: cheynge, cheange. [Variant of Change n. Cf. Cheng(ev. and Chynge n.] A change; exchange, trade. 1533 Gau 66/14.
Thair sal be ane greit chenge apone thair bodis
1530 Lynd. Test. Pap. 448.
The cheange of court and conspiratioun
1558 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 312.
Doand na proffiet to hyme selff be his industre and cheng, quhilk he mycht have usit
a1578 Pitsc. II. 219/27.
At the verrie cheinge of this mone
1608 Wedderb. Compt Bk. 32.
The ecclips of the sone and cheynge of the mone betuix ten and ellewin hours befor nwn

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