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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Disagysit, -agisit, p.p. and ppl. a. Also: -agyssit, -agysed; dissagys(s)it, -agyist, -agisit; disaguysit, -agwysit, -agvysit, -aguisit, dissaguysed, -agwysed, -aguised. [Cf. Disagyse v. and ME. disgised, desgysed, etc.] Disguised.In Henryson Test. Cress. 95 the metre requires disgysit.(a) 1533 Boece x. vi. 360.
Abiecting armys and disagisit, abilȝit as ane fut man
1537 Lynd. Depl. Magd. 110.
Thow saw … Disagysit folkis … On ilk scaffold, to play ane syndrie storie
1560 Rolland Seven S. 2498.
Thow … to thy hures ȝeid oft times disagisit
1558-66 Knox III. 68.
Cled in disagysit garmentis
1580 Elgin Rec. I. 156.
That na persone … sall … ryd in disagysit maner … on Sanct Necolas day or Sanct Necolas ewin
1593 Acts IV. 43/1.
Thevis … sumtymes disagysit with fals bairdis or in lynning claithis or in fuillis garmentis
c1650 Spalding I. 87.
Privatlie disagyssit he rode south
(b) 1528 Lynd. Dreme 78.
I met dame Flora, in dule weid dissagysit
1531 Bell. Boece II. 500.
This Lord of the Ilis … come, dissagisit in pure array … afore the king
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1558.
The erth of vertew wes denude, … Quhose bewtie than wes dissagysit
1561 Q. Kennedy Oratioune 6.
Suffer me to dissiffer and declare this dissagisit syllogisme
a1578 Pitsc. I. 322.
He staw away … and ȝeid wagabund dissagyssit ane lang quhill
1593 Warrender P. II. 205.
Ye being then accusit … for … sending in dissagysit persons to await on his majestie at hunting and to bereawe him of his lyff
(c) 1569-73 Bann. Memor. 232.
David Ramsay … perceaved tuo men in the hous … disaguysed
a1578 Pitsc. I. 412/26.
Dissagwysed lyk Johne the reive he raid
1619 Elgin Rec. I. 239.
[The pursuer came] be way of hamesucken disagwysit in weymenis clothes
1638 Baillie I. 65.
This made him slippe away disaguysed over the mounts
c1650 Spalding II. 205.
Oure chanceler … causit about 30 of oure Scottis capitanes and commanderis go disagvysit into the Parliament

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