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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

(Suaging,) Swaging, -yng, vbl. n. [ME and e.m.E. swaginge (1340-70), swaging (Wyclif); Suage v.] a. Abating, subsiding (of floodwater). b. Assuaging, alleviating (a strong emotion). —a. c1420 Wynt. iv 230.
Quhill the ost thare howyng maid And swagyng off the wattyr bade
b. 1590 Burel Pilgr. i 95.
No swaging his raging Micht mitigat or meis, Sick badnes and madnes Throw kind he did acqueis

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