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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Changeand, Chang(e)ing, ppl. a. Also: changand; chaung-, chainging. [ME. chaungande, chonginge (14th c.), e.m.E. chaung-, changing, f. Change v.]

1. Undergoing or causing change. c1475 Wall. iv. 5.
Be the ilk syng … ye may knaw The changing cours
a1585 Maitl. Q. xlii. 122.
Sic tryall [is] lyik ane chainging fyire
1611-57 Mure Son. iii. 2.
To chaunge my neuer chaunging mynd

2. Of fabrics: Showing different colours in different aspects or lights. 1565 Treas. Acc. XI. 438.
viij elnis of changeing armosing taffeteis
1575 Edinb. Test. III. 363 b.
Armosie taffiteis changeand reid & ȝallow
1584 Ib. XIV. 130 b.
vj quarteris … of changeing reid & blak Spanȝe taffetie
1585 Treas. Acc. MS. 62.
Sex quarteris of changeing Florance taffetie
1602 Ib. MS. 97 b.
Changeand Spanis taffatie reid and ȝallow to be courtingis
1607 Edinb. Test. XLIII. 1.
Ane steik changand growgrane
1618 Ib. L. 163 b.
Ane steik chainging burret
1638 Elphinstone Mun. 194/2.
Doublet and breikes of blak satyne cut out vpoun changeing talffitie

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