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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Rivage, Ryvage, n. [ME and e.m.E. rivage (1390), F. rivage (late 11th c. in Larousse). Cf. med. L. rivagium.] A shore or bank (of a river). Also ryvage syde. — ?1438 Alex. ii 5307.
Alexander … the great riuage Passis of Pharon the veage
Ib. 3418. 1460 Hay Alex. MS 15657.
Sa he aspyit growand in the rivage Off redis holl ane huge quantetie
1513 Doug. vi v 44.
This soroful boytman … other sum … maid do stand Far from the ryvage syde apon the sand

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