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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Fulage, -ege, adj. Also: fulache, folache. [Varr. of Fulisch, perh. partly after F. folage.] Foolish. 1533 Boece ix. iii. 291 b.
The pepill of Britan ... condempnyng the detestabill ritis of the folache gentilite ... resauit of new the ȝoke of Criste
Ib. ix. iv. 293 b.
Britons, of quham sum parte be … the fulache gentilite had bene illudit
Ib. xi. iv. 410 b.
He salde for his fulage tyrannye done apoun ws
1545 Bk. Carlaverock II. 25.
As to the credence sent fra me … , itwas to my fulage opinion [etc.]
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus ii. 70.
Quhairfoir we think, that ȝe haif preuit fulage, For to offend that souerane
1562-3 Winȝet I. 55/24.
Sik proud fulege phantaseis
Ib. 61/23.
Thir thingis I spek in na fulege confidence of my eruditioun

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