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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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STIRRAGE, n. Movement, commotion. Also in Eng. dial.Dmf. 1760 Session Papers, Jardine v. Corbet Proof 41:
When a stirrage was made to push up the door.
Rnf. 1787 Session Papers, Coventry v. Speirs (16 Jan.) 25:
The pillars were sufficient to support the roof, and there was no stirrage about them.

[From stir + -age suff. The word is first found in O.Sc. as sterage, 1513. See Steer, v.1]

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