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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cotage, Cottage, n. Also: coittage. [ME. cotage (Chaucer), cottage, ? AF. cotage, med. L. cotagium (1200).] A cottage; a small dwelling house with the land attached to it. 1513 Doug. i. vii. 6.
Eneas wondrit the gretnes of Cartage, Quhilk lait tofor had beyn ane smal cotage
1540 Reg. Privy Seal II. 550/1.
The landis of Carmyle, … with the outseitis and cotages thairof and thair pertinentis
1542 Reg. Great S. 624/1.
Terras et acras vocat. the Cottagis of Langforground
1545 Ib. 746/2.
xl acras et lie coittage infra et circa villam de Langforgund
1615 Ib. 426/2.
Lie twa cottages of land

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