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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
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Stade, Staid, Stadie, n. [ME stadie (Chaucer), e.m.E. stade (c1537), F. stade, L. stadium.] = Stage n. 6, an ancient measure of length. — c1420 Wynt. iv 284 (see Stage n. 6).
Stadys [W. stadiis]
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2854, etc. (see Stage n. 6).
1600-1610 Melvill 420.
A mightie erthquak … reased the halff of the montean Eroge … and caried it four stades, that is halff a myll

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