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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Sakkage, Sacca(d)ge, n. [e.m.E. saccage (1577–87), sackage (1583), F. saccage (1596 in Larousse) f. saccager v.] The action of sacking (a city, etc.). — 1558-66 Knox I 361.
So was that abbay and palace appointit to saccage
1584 Balnaves in Knox III 433.
The miserable saccage of Jerusalem, [and] utter wrake and overthrow of the cietie and temple thereof
c1590 Fowler I 102/148.
These townis whairin such los and saccage he hes wrought
1587–8 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 513.
Bruits … of interpryses of sakkage of this burgh
1606 Birnie Kirk-b. ii.
The misery … inflicted by the Gothes at the saccadge of Rome

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