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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Rag(e)ing, Rag(e)yng, Regeing, vbl. n. Also: -inge. [ME and e.m.E. raging (c1320), Rag(e v.] The action of the verb in various senses. Cf. also Rage n.

a. Riotous or wanton behaviour. b. Sexual intercourse. c. Violent operation (of things, as, the elements, etc.). Regeing of … blude, force of passion, strength of desire. d. Angry roaring (of an animal). e. Madness; frenzy.a. c1460 Consail Vys Man 183.
Luf nocht raginge na rebaldry
b. a1487 Gud Wyf & D. 215.
Tayt nocht with men, na mak raging
c. a1500 Henr. Praise of Age 19.
The regeing of his blude Can none gaynstand quhill that he agit be
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1555.
The ragyng of that flude
1615 Conv. Burghs III 13.
The raging of the tempestuous seas
d. 1513 Doug. vi xvi 32.
The gret rageyng [Sm., Ruddim. rageing] of liones and the beir
e. 1590 Burel Pilgr. i 95.
The wood dog … No swaging his raging, Micht mitigat or meis

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