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Etymology

From French assemblage.

Noun

Singular
assemblage

Plural
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  1. A collection of things which have been gathered together or assembled.
    1749 But scarce was supper well over, before a change so incredible was wrought in me, such violent, yet pleasingly irksome sensations took possession of me that I scarce knew how to contain myself; the smart of the lashes was now converted into such a prickly heat, such fiery tinglings, as made me sigh, squeeze my thighs together, shift and wriggle about my seat, with a furious restlessness; whilst these itching ardours, thus excited in those parts on which the storm of discipline had principally fallen, detached legions of burning, subtile, stimulating spirits, to their opposite spot and centre of assemblage, where their titillation raged so furiously, that I was even stinging mad with them. — John Cleland, Memoirs of Fanny Hill

French

Etymology

assembler + -age

Noun

assemblage m. (plural assemblages)

  1. joining
  2. assembly

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