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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Asseging, n. Also: assegeing, asseaging, asse(i)dging; assaig(e)ing, assadgeing. [ME. aseging (c 1450), e.m.E. assieging.] Besieging, siege.1492 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 421 (the asseging of the strinthtis of the Ilis). 1504 Treas. Acc. II. 430 (for assegeing of Carnyburgh). 1526 Reg. Privy S. I. 518/1 (thair tressonable assegeing of Dunbertane). 1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 60 (concernyng the assaiging of Leith). 1608 Highland P. III. 112 (the intaking and assedgeing of all sic houssis). 1614 Crim. Trials III. 284 (for persute and assadging of the house).

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