A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
Post-stage, n. [Post n.2 7: e.m.E. (1685).] = Post n.2 5 a. — 1642 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. VII 202.
To thinke upon the best wayes … for establisheing of posts betwix Portpatrick and Edinburgh [etc.] … and to try the most comodious places quhair the post stages may be established Ib. 228.
That post-stages and post-horses be provydit betuix Edinburgh and Portpatrick and that the stages be established at Blaickburne, Hamilton [etc.] … , the post maisters to have 3 horse in reddines Ib. 327.
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