A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
Stage, v. P.p. also staggit. [ME and e.m.E. stage (Manning); Stage n.] tr. 1. To provide (a construction) with support. 1610 Aberd. B. Rec. II 300.
The said brig to be staggit and branderit sufficiently in deipnes vnder the channall to mak a sufficient ground to big vpoun
2. To bring to trial, accuse (a person), esp., in ecclesiastical matters; to accuse, more generally. 1661 Wodrow Hist. I (1828) 126.
Why should the ministers' faithful discharge of duty … be charged with … aspersions of railing … or they staged before civil tribunals for the same 1671 McWard True Nonconf. 223.
All the regard to the powers whereof … you … boast doth not here in the least restrain you from staging these two kings with us as monstruous imposters 1681 Cloud of Witnesses 79.
I [sc. Isobel Alison] told them [sc. the Privy Council] if they had staged me they might remember my name 1681 Cloud of Witnesses (1871) 102.
We are reproached and staged with tongues of many 1682 Fountainhall Diary in Law Memor. 236 n.
Kepperminshoo accused him of perjury. He was also staged with bribery 1687 Shields Hind Let Loose 321.
When they are staged for their duty before wicked and tyrannical judges 1709 Fountainhall in M.P. Brown Suppl. Decis. IV 876.
To quarrel it is to stage the lords with iniquity
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