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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Oultrage(o)us, a. [e.m.E. oultragyous (Caxton), -eous (c 1550), AF. oultrageus: cf. Outrageous(e a.] Of qualities of persons: Excessively fierce or violent; excessive. — 1549 Compl. 80/19.
Vrangus conquestours quhilkis be ambitione and oultrageus pryde hes … inuadit vthir cuntrays
c1590 Fowler II. 135/4.
The rigourous and oultrageous inhumaneties of his leutenants

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