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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Custum(e, v. [med. L. custumare. Cf. Custum(en. and Custom(e v.] tr. To impose or collect customs on (goods). 1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 239/2.
Gevand … power to custum all fische, hydis, skynnis [etc.] … , and to custum all mertrix skyninis … passing furth of the realme
1510 Ib. 326/2.
To custume all … merchandice and custumable gudis
1518 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 180.
He refusis to custume thair gudis on to the tyme that his schippis be first furnist
1524 Acts II. 290/1.
That na custumaris of burrowis custume ony salt passand furtht of the realme vnder the pane of tinsell of thar office
1589 Douglas Chart. 296.
His boit … being alreddy laidnit, custumit, and biding wind and wadder to mak saill
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. 151 b.
The presentation of the gudes, quhilk sould be custumed
Wooll, or gudes not custumed

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