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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

EESAGE, n. ne.Sc. form of Eng. usage (Abd.2 1943). See P.L.D. §§ 128, 37, 35. [′i:zɪdʒ]Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb ix.:
“Still an' on,” replied Mains, “it's nae ceevil eesage to speak that wye aifter he gat's nain gate wi' the laddie.”
Abd. 1923 R. L. Cassie Heid or Hert v.:
Ye dinna ken my fader, or ye wud never Think 'at he wud stan' that kin' o' eesage.

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