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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Gage, Gadge, v.1 [e.m.E. gage (1555), F. gager.] tr. To pledge; to take or give in pledge. — 1456 Hay I. 258/23.
The lawe in this cas levis bataill to be gagit thareapon
Ib. 260/12.
He salbe herd to defend him be bataill gagit in a clos felde callit barrieris
1622-6 Bisset II. 236/15.
Under the pane of tynsell of samekill as they [sc. weapons or armour] are gadged for

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