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Fraucht, n. Also: frawcht, fraught, frauche, fracht, fraght. [ME. fraght, fraught, frauȝte, frauht (c 1330), MDu. and MLG. vracht.]

1. The fare for being transported by water; passagemoney. Sir Eustace the fraucht had nocht To pay for hym & his menȝe; Leg. S. xxix. 372.
The mastir … bad the laydy suld be lacht & haldine with hyme for the fracht; Ib. 376.
Quha-evyr for his frawcht wald be For caus frawchted owre that se; Wynt. vi. 2071.
Be takin of duble & trible fraucht be the feriaris; 1485 Acts II. 172/1.
The ferrear … In mid water at thame he askit fraucht; Stewart 53923.
In ane small bait the ferrie ouir he wan. Bot I knew not gif he payit fraucht or fie; Rolland Ct. Venus ii. 684.

b. Transport across water. A bate suld be on ilke syde … Till mak thame frawcht, that wald be Fra land to land beyhond that se; Wynt. vi. 2061.

2. The sum paid or payable for the carriage or transport of goods by water. (a) It at payis as a serplaith in fraucht sal bring thre vnce of bulȝeon hame; 1436 Acts II. 23/2.
Tha gudis sal pay na fraucht; 1466 Ib. 87/1.
Samekle of the said wyne as beis nocht deliuerit … salbe defalkit to him in his fraucht; 1483 Acta Aud. *123/1.
Thair guidis to be furit to Flanders for the fraucht of xix s. gr.; 1519 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 186.
The skipperis consentit to the fraucht abone expremyt; 1541 Ib. II. 106.
The merchandes vsis to pay fraucht … to Danskene, and the Easter Seas, be the serplath; Skene Verb. S. s.v. Serplaith.
For the fraucht of the saides dailles; 1633 M. Works Acc. XXVI. 3.
The said Earle to pay the fraucht therof; 1666 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 233.
For frawcht of 2 trunks and 2 boxes from London; 1695 Household Bk. Gr. Baillie 3.
(b) The profite that may cum of the schippes … , that is to say the fraght of sek and tun; 1441 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. II. 324.
The aldermen … has set … the ton fracht … til Gilbert Morison; 1475 Ib. 332.
Ten schillingis scottis … for the fracht of ilk tvn of the wyne forsaid; 1483 Acta Aud. *122/2.
[¥12 for] fracht and viii ly dais expenssis; 1558 Prot. Bk. G. Grote 30.
(c) To the said George for the frauch and uncostis of the ankyris payit in Spanȝee.; 1508 Treas. Acc. IV. 48.
The boitis frauche of ane hundred speiris; 1587 Soc. Ant. II. 349.

3. The hire of a vessel. For fraucht of ane crayar that past furtht of Kingorne to the Bas; 1538 Treas. Acc. VI. 395.
To Laurence Tod for fraucht of his bot laidin with the saids stanis; 1554–5 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 160.
Johne Gardeneris acquitance for the fracht of his schip; 1587 Waus Corr. II. 404.
For payment of the fraucht of the barque … fra Leyth to Aberdein; 1626–7 Misc. Spald. C. V. 144.
attrib. Price of ewyrre fraucht hyir vj s. viij d.; 1557 Inverness B. Rec. I. ii.

4. Goods carried by water; a ship's cargo. Thai ordane that the admiral deputis sal … keip the forsaid Duche menuys schip, gudes, and fracht in souertee; 1450 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 19.
As thay will ansuer to the gude toun, vnder the paine of tynsale of thair frauchtis; 1541 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 106.
In payment off v punschonis Wyne [and] ane barriquin of fraucht transpor[t]it out of Burdeaux; 1589 Wedderb. Compt Bk. 178.

b. An amount, quantity, or number. Tha … fra the puir taks many felloun fraucht; Prestis of Peblis 628.
Scho drew no burne bot ane fraucht to mak redie hir meat; 1626 Elgin Rec. II. 197.
Send a fraught of your tenents' horses to carry dails aud timber for jeasts; 1684 Red Bk. Grandtully II. 262.

5. Fraucht-fre, exempt from (further) passage-money. Quhair scho findis a fallow fyne, He wilbe frawcht fre for a sous; a 1568 Sat. P. xlvi. 38.

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"Fraucht n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Nov 2017 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/fraucht_n>



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