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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Naufrage, n. (a.) Also: nawfrage. [e.m.E. naufrage (Caxton), F. naufrage (1461), L. naufragium.] Shipwreck. a. fig. b. lit. Also attrib. as adj.a. 1570 Sat. P. xvii. 14.
In eu ills flude not menand our nawfrage
c 1572 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. lxvi.
Ye being anis escapit the tempestuous stormes and naufrage of mariage
1604-31 Craig v. 26.
My ventring was my wracke … Which made the naufrage of my hurt, my hope, my hap and all
1611-57 Mure I. 195/10.
That impetuous streame … Where fynest wits haue frequent naufrage made
b. 1589 Crim. Trials I. ii. 334.
And almaist foure hundreth souldeours all saife from the nawfrage in our iles
1590 Cal. Sc. P. X. 318.
Who after their naufrage war cruellye spoyled
1681 Stair Inst. i. x. § 24. (1681) 132.
In no case is the borrower oblieged for any accident, as death, naufrage, burning, unless he hath undertaken that hazard
adj. 1677 Lauder Notices Affairs I. 171.
Ane admirall can dispone upon no more of naufrage goods than he knew

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