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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

UNUSUAGE, n. Lack of familiarity, unaccustomedness. See Use, v.wm.Sc. 1842 Children in Trades Report (2) i 35:
When they come first their feet are very sore; they pain them but don't swell; they all say it's the “unusuage” [sic] of travelling so much and standing so long.

[Un- + usage.]

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