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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Damnage, n. Also: -aghe, -adge, damenage. [Med. L. damnagium, var. of damagium Damage n.] Damage; injury. (Common 1560–1700.) 1517 Sutherland Chart. 68.
Hurtis, skaythis, damnaghe
1525 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 221.
Na gunnis to be schot … to the hurt, damnage, or skaith of ony of our Souerane lordis liegis
1552 Ib. II. 174.
The party [is] to haue actioun aganis thame for his skayth and damnage
a1578 Pitsc. I. 84/13.
To be repairit of sindrie skaithis and damnage sustenit be the frequent incursiouns of the Inglischemen
1595 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 119.
To find the said erll … cautioun, … in caice of ony damnage to be sustenit be the said erll
1609 Gardyne Garden 21.
The damnage done this day, What pithie pen in paper can imprent
1657 Melrose R. Rec. I. 145.
The great hurt and damenage that they doe sustein
1684 Decis. Lords F. 54.
The witnesses … behoved either to bide-by or be lyable for damnage and interest
1698 Ann. Banff II. 177.
Any scholler who shall damnifie the fabreik … to be lyable for damnadges

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