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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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(Mortgage,) Mortgaige, Morga(d)ge, -cage, -gaige, v. [e.m.E. mortgage (1530), morgage (1536), obs. F. mor(t)gager.] 1610 Annandale Corr. 14.
How farre the samyn [estate] is engaiged and morgaiged
1618-60 Lithgow Poet. Remains 92.
Morgadging heere more land
1668 Lauder Jrnl. 189.
This Erle of Dunferline … hes so morcaged his estate that my Lord Tueddalle … hes tane possession of Pinkie
1678 Old Ross-shire II. 18.
He was forced to mortgaige his lands for great soumes

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