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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).

Standish, Standag(e, n. [e.m.E. standisshe (1474-5), standish (1590), standage (1605), standege (1609) a stand containing writing materials, an inkstand; Stand v. Cf. Standar(t n. 2 i.] Prob. chiefly an inkstand or stand containing writing materials. b. A cabinet or box containing valuables.(a) 1612 Bk. Rates (Halyb.) 330.
Standishes: of wode the dozen xx s., of brase the dozen iii li., covered with lether gilt the peice xxiiii s., of tin the dozen iii li.
1684 Fountainhall Decis. I 299.
An essay of a cabinet and standishes, which he [sc. Turner, a cabinet-maker] undertook to make as good as any brought from abroad
1694 Reg. Privy C. in Chambers Domestic Annals Scotl. III (1861) 90.]
[A missing silver standish belonging to the Duke of Queensberry
(b) 1643 Edinb. Test. LX 236.
Twa gilt standages estimat boith to viij lib. viij s. … twa vther gilt standages or creiteris estimat boith to vj lib.
1643 Edinb. Test. LX 240b.
Twa gilt standeris or standages estimat boith to xxiiij s.
b. 1674 Fraser P. 257.
It. in ane greine standag ane purse with gold … together with ane great golden casket [etc.] … of beaten gold buttons [etc.] … All this abouwryten in the said grein standage

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