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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dampnage, n. Also: dampnache, -nag, -naig, -niage, -neg, -nedge. [Med. L. dampnagium, variant of damnagium Damnage n.] Damage, injury.The common form from c 1475 to 1580.(a) 1456 Liber Aberbr. 108.
We … dredys tyll susteyn mar dampnache eftyrwart
1464 Reg. Episc. Brechin II. 107.
In grete skaith, dampnage, preiudice ande hendring of the said kirk
1479 Acta Conc. 23/2.
To preife quhat dampniage, harme, and skathe he has sustenit
1506 Peebles B. Rec. 34.
The costis, skathis, dampnagis, and expensis sustenit be the said baillies and communite
1534 Bamff Chart. 64.
The evidents … tane out of Bamff fraudfullie in greit skayth, hurt, and dampnage of the Lairds of Bamff
1557 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 305.
Gif ony dampnage cumis thairthrow … vpoun the inhabitantis of this burgh
1572 Acts III. *75/1.
That the saidis inhabitantis … be na wys frustrait of the … reparatioun of thair saidis dampnagis
1589 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 148.
The grit hurt and dampnage done to thair nychtbouris … throuch schuting … of the dowis
(b) 1480 Douglas Chart. 112.
For costis, skathis, and dampnag maid
1518 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 94.
The greit vntollerable dampnag quhilk is abill to cum to the samyn
1519 Dunferm. B. Rec. 78.
Quhar the occultacioune of the verite may gener greit dampnaig … to the innocent
1542 Fraser P. 182.
To refownd & pay … the dampneg & skayth
1564 St. A. Kirk S. 206.
Understandyng the said Thom to have sustenit gret dampneg and disays in guddis and body
a1578 Pitsc. II. 212/34.
To the Duikis gret dampnag
1606 Grant Chart. 202.
Wtheris skaythis, dampnedge, or loss

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