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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
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Sasteing, Say-sting, -styng, n. [North. ME and e.m.E. saa stange (Cursor M.), sastange (Cath. Angl.), saystang (1593), Sw. såstång, Dan. saastang; Sa n. and Sting n.] A large pole for carrying a ‘say’ (Sa n.) or tub of this sort. — c1475 Wall. ii 33.
He bar a sasteing in a boustous poille
1538 Aberd. B. Rec. MS XVI (Jam.).
Ane cumyeone, ane bukat, say & say styng
1566–7 Inverness Rec. I 146.
The said Ewin … straike at me wyth ane say sting

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