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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cosing(n)age, variant of Cosinage. — c1450-2 Howlat 912.
I am cummyn of thar kyn, be cosingage knawin
a1570-86 Maitl. F. xxxix. 266.
Ffor Iustice kepis nocht of no cosingnage Off hie lordschip nor ȝit of greit linage

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