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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cordage, n. Also: cordwage. [e.m.E. (1598), and F. cordage.] Ropes of vessels. 1518 Exch. Rolls XIV. 353.
Pro naulo certarum cordarum vocatarum lie cablis et cordage missarum domino gubernatori ad Deip
1533 Treas. Acc. VI. 163.
For the salis, cordwage and v gun chalmeris quhilkis pertenit to the Kingis schipe
1575 Edinb. Test. IV. 87 b.
Of small cordage estimat to iiij s. x d.
1622-6 Bisset II. 238/22.
Næ hardis of auld cordage salbe put in calfetting unles it be first weyed

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