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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

STAGE, v. Sc. usages:

1. To bring to trial before a court, esp. an ecclesiastical court, to accuse.Gall. 1703 Session Bk. Minnigaff (1939) 99:
He was under observation for some things unchristian and unsavoury in his conversation and stubborness to judges and judicatours when staged for them.
Sc. 1721 R. Wodrow Sufferings i. ii. s.2:
Mr. McWard at Glasgow, used very much Plainness this Way, and was staged before the Parliament therefore.
Sc. 1729 R. Wodrow Corresp. (1843) III. 429:
He thought Mr Simson was staged for heretical opinions.

2. With about: to stalk or strut about, walk in a stately or prancing manner (Fif. 1825 Jam.), as if on a stage. Cf. Stairge.

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"Stage v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 7 Oct 2022 <>



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