Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||stage adj. Also stache; pl. staches.|
|Etymology||Cp. EMnE, Scot. stag raw, unseasoned; ?perh. related to OF estache, estake, AF estage stake.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- (1428) Let.Bk.Lond.K (Gldh LetBk K)89 : [Richard Alley..presented six] panas [or furs of] ficheux [falsely and deceitfully made and packed..good skins] seisonatas [and not seasoned, called] Staches [..The Mayor..adjudged that all the skins that were] stache [and not seasonable should be cut out from those that were seasonable].
- (1439) Plea & Mem.R.Lond.Gildh.16 : [One gown of] murrey [half furred with] stage mappingges, [4 s.].