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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

(Demi-,) Demy-ostage, n. Also: demyostad; demiostes; dymmiostage; damy(h)ostage, -oistage, dalmoastage, dwmiostage. [OF. demie ostade, hostade, f. ostade, hostade worsted.] A woven fabric, prob. linsey-woolsey. 1502 Treas. Acc. II. 302.
For v quartaris demy ostad to underlay the bordering
1504 Ib. II. 293.
For iij elne demy ostad tane be Nannik broudstar … fra ane cremar
1511–2 Ib. IV. 242.
For ane doublet … of demyostage
1513 Rentale Dunkeld fol. 115.
Et empcione … quatuor ulnarum lie dowble demiostes
1536 Treas. Acc. VI. 279.
xxxiii elnis … reid damyoistage to be ane pair courtingis
1537 Ib. 352.
Twa steikis of double damyostage to hing about the queir quhair the veluot hung
1537 Acta Conc. & Sess. MS. IX. 157.
Tua boltis fustiane … x ellis dymmiostage
1564–5 Treas. Acc. XI. 346.
To … Campainȝe, tailȝeour, … vj elnis of dwmiostage
1577 Edinb. Test. V. 326.
Blak demy ostage … ȝallow demy ostage
attrib. 1568 Edinb. Test. I. 178 b.
Ane steik of dalmoastage worsate
1570 Ib. II. 48 b.
Ane haill steik of reid of damyhostage worsat

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