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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Surage, Surriche, -eche, Sur(r)eis, adj. or n. (? Irreg. var. of Sarg(e n. or ? an unidentified variety of Gray n. 1.)Only in collocation with gray (Gray adj. 1 b., esp. quot. 1590). 1530–1 Treas. Acc. V 414.
For ane eln surage gray to be ane pare of hois to the king, price xxiiij s.
1531 Treas. Acc. VI 18.
For v elnis iij quartaris surage gray, to be ane goune to the king
1532 Treas. Acc. VI 76.
To be the king ane cloik, ij elnis and ane quarter surage gray
1533 Treas. Acc. VI 84.
To be ane pair of ryding sokkis to the king, iij½ quarteris surage gray
1539 Treas. Acc. VII 188.
iij quarteris sureis gray to cover ane sadill to the kingis grace
1541 Treas. Acc. VIII 22.
To cover twa sadillis to the kingis grace, thre quarteris surreis [ed. furreis] gray [etc.]
1544 Treas. Acc. VIII 280.
1544 Treas. Acc. VIII 303.
Bocht to him fyve quarteris … surriche gray to be him ane pair of hois, witht the lynyngis, price thairof xxv s. x d.
1544 Treas. Acc. VIII 304.

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"Surage adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 1 Oct 2022 <>



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