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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Damage(o)us, Dammage(o)us, -i(o)us, a. [ME. damageous (Chaucer). OF. damageus, -ious, etc.] Injurious, hurtful. — 1531 Bell. Boece II. 494.
The quhilk had bene richt dammageus to the realme
Ib. 516, etc.
Knawing nathing sa dammagious as division amang his subdittis
Id. Livy I. 300/21.
Na battallis apperis sa damageus to the commoun weill
Ib. II. 30/31.
Richt dammageous to the ciete

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