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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Costage, n. [ME. (c 1330) and OF. costage (med. L. costagium), f. coster Cost v.1] = Cost n.1 1391 Lennox Mun. 44.
At his awin costage
1392 Ib. 47.
Qwhyl thai be fullily asythyt of scathes, costages, or trawales
1398 Acts I. 211/1.
That the lieutenande sal tak his dispens & costages in his traualys richt as it wes ordanyt for the duc of Albany
c1420 Wynt. viii. 3995.
He gert hym off his costage, Mak wp Dunbare
1424 Anc. Laws II. 3.
The payment of the fynance to be maid in Inglande for our Lord the Kingis costage
1427 Acts II. 15/1.
The quhilkis commissaris … sal have thare costage of thaim … at aw comperance in the parliament
a1500 Bernardus 49.
To mak fest … and hee costage And sumpteus spens is foly and barnage
1513 Doug. vi. xv. 90.
The purpour flowris I sall skattir and pull, … And, but profit, sik costage sall exers
1517 Treas. Acc. V. 155.
For the Kingis baner in all costagis, viz., iiij eln of double taffattis of Turky

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