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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Chanȝe, Chainȝe, n. Also: chan-, chain-, chaynȝie, cha(i)ngȝie. [Variant of Chenȝe n., with vowel assimilated to Chain n.] A chain. 1552 Treas. Acc. X. 54.
To Iohnn Mosman, goldsmytht, for the werkmanschipe of certane chanȝeis
15.. Clar. i. 317.
Thir loveris, in ane taikineing, Two litill chanȝeis interchangit they
Ib. v. 1875.
With goldin chainȝe about hir halse so quhyte
1591 Dundee Treas. Acc. MS.
For the bering off the yroun chanȝe hame and affild
1629 M. Works Acc. XXIV. 5.
For making ane yrone chainȝie to the bell
c1650 Spalding I. 307.
Thay … fastnit his fut in ane changȝie
1652 Aberd. Univ. Rec. 599.
A chanȝie to the knock
1694 Inchmahome Pr. 160.
Tuo silver candlesticks, with snuffers, plate, and chaingȝie

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