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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Legure, Leager, Leaguer, v. [e.m.E. leger (1596), leaguer (1629), f. Legare n. Cf. Ligure.] intr. Of an army or military party: To encamp. — 1642 Thanes of Cawdor 286.
We ar goeing till leager besyde Colrane
c1680 W. Row Blair 161.
Chousley wood … where the army had leaguered the year preceding
1666-74 Fraser Polichron. 134.
He … legured at Cilchuimmen

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