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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Ostage-, Oistage-fed(d)er, irreg. varr. of ostriche-fedder, Ostriche (2). — 1538 Treas. Acc. VI. 405.
For v ostage fedderis to put in the … bonettis
1545 Reg. Great S. 733/2 n.
12 bussis of ostage federis, £24
1568 Treas. Acc. XII. 143.
Twa oistage fedderris xxx s.

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