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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

STAFFAGE, adj. Also staffisch. Stiff, hard, solid, of food.Sc. 1802 J. Sibbald Chron. Sc. Poetry Gl.:
Staffage, staffisch, obstinate, obdurate, dry in the mouth, or not easily swallowed, like pease meal bannocks.

[O.Sc. stafische, 1500, staffage. 1513, stubborn, appar. derivs. of Staff.]

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