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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KERKAGE, n. Variant form of Carcage, q.v., carcase. See P.L.D. § 48.1. (2).Dmf. 1823 Carlyle in Early Life (Froude) I. 192:
I have distinctly ascertained that my kerkage cannot stand it without manifest and permanent injury.

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