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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RAGE, v. Sc. usage: tr. To scold, berate. Also intr. with at, on. Gen.(exc. I.)Sc. Vbl.n. ragin(g), a scolding (Ib.).Edb. 1828 M. & M. Corbett Tales & Leg. I. 75:
He is raging on Rory, and says he will tell Sir John.
Sc. 1889 Stevenson M. Ballantrae i.:
If she raged, he would fall to reading again.
Ags. 1894 J. B. Salmond B. Bowden (1922) 70:
What needs ye begin rage-ragin' aye when I come in?
Ags. 1909 Arbroath Guide (9 Jan.) 3:
I've raged at him about it.
Bnff. 1935 I. Bennet Fishermen xxii.:
Maggie Bella “raged” him while she took off his boots and led him to his bed.
e.Sc. 1953 Scots Mag. (May) 102:
He went on to describe “the ragin'” he got from the Parish minister.

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