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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Fage, Faige, n. Also: fadge, feadge. [Of obscure origin.] A flat thick loaf. 1442 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 9.
At the baxtares baake na faiges
1529 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 17.
[The council] ordanis that the lang fage of quheit breid … be guid and sufficient stuf
Ony of the saidis fagis or fowattis
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v.
Quhatecus, ane kinde or forme of bread, quhilkwe call ane fage
1598 St. A. Baxter Bks. 63.
To baike baikes, or faiges, or bread leawes to gang to the sea
1601 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 280.
The mayneschottis of flour, fadges, fowattis, fardellis, reid bapis, … and siclyk breid
1662 Crim. Trials III. 618.
It was about the bignes of a feadge or pow

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