gage (n.)
pledge, challenge [usually, a glove or gauntlet thrown down]
E3 I.i.119[King Edward to all] Our gage is thrown, and war is soon begun
H5 IV.i.203[King Henry to Williams] Give me any gage of thine, and I will wear / it in my bonnet
H5 IV.vii.119[Williams to King Henry] 'tis the gage of one that I should fight withal, if he be alive
R2 I.i.69[Bolingbroke to Mowbray] Pale, trembling coward, there I throw my gage
R2 IV.i.25[Aumerle to Bagot] There is my gage, the manual seal of death
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