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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Karkage, -eg, varr. of Carcage n. (carcass). — 1566 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 226.
[Persons bringing animals to the market] to bring … the hyd stikkand with the karkages
1564–75 Hamilton & Campsie Test. I. ii.
For ane karkeg of beif xlii s.

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