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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Buge, n.2 Also: bugh, budge. [OF. bouge.] A kind of bill. Usually attrib. with staff. 1473 Treas. Acc. I. 43.
Gevin to a man in Edinburgh … for the couering of bugh staffis
1483 Acta Aud. *123/2.
A buge staff price vj s. viij d.
1500 Reg. Privy S. I. 83/1.
Pro rapina unius le bugestaff tempore dicte litigationis
1513 Doug. xi. Prol. 16.
Nane other … wapynnys had thai thar, Nother speir, buge [1553 budgeis], polax, swerd, knyfe, nor mace
1533 Boece x. xvj. 393 b.
Halbertis, axis and vthir fensabill wapynnys, as buge staiffis and siclike

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