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

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Ostage, Ostadge, n.2 Also: osstage. [Late ME. (c 1440) and OF. ostage.] a. The payment due for lodging at an inn. b. An inn or hostelry. = Hostage n.2a. 1549 Treas. Acc. IX. 317.
To the ostage of the componitoures logeing in Cowper
b. 1631 Elgin Rec. II. 217.
That no inhabitant be reset in any ostadge within the toun efter ten houris at nicht
1657 Misc. Hist. Soc. VII. 20.
Thereafter was extraordinar good companie in a osstage

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