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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hostage, Hostadge, n.2 [e.m.E. hostage (1547). late ME. ostage (c 1440). OF. hostage, ostage.] A hostelry, inn. — 1560 Rolland Seven S. 5087.
Thay come in quyetlie To thair hostage, and lay doun preuilie
1628 Elgin Rec. II. 205.
To stand at the piller for being out of the kirk on ane day of publick fast efternoone in an hostadge drinking

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