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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cariage-man, n. Also: caryage, careage, etc. [Cariage 4.] A man engaged in carriage or transport. 1375 Barb. viii. 275.
The cariage-men and the pouerale, … Behynd him levit he al still
1489 Treas. Acc. I. 123.
Til a caryage man, to pass to Edinburgh for powder to Dunglas
1532 Ib. VI. 158.
To iiij careage men for iiij hors to turs the bulletis and uthir graith
1531 Bell. Boece I. 239.
Al thair careage men, that wer left to keip thair bestiall and vittallis
1547 Elgin Rec. I. 92.
For his expensis … in passing to the last ost as he that was the said John and Cuthbertis caraghman
1551 Reg. Cupar A. II. 70.
Maister Alexander … sall fynd … ane cariage man to bring hame our fysche
a1578 Pitsc. I. 173/3.
Fyftie thousand fightand men, by carrage men and bordereris
1585 Reg. Morton I. 145.
With euerie horse a sufficient able careage man with knapscall and lance staff
1640 Misc. Spald. C. V. 228.
The nixt figur must furnisch ane hors, and the nixt ane cariagman

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