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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Kippage, n. Also: kippaige, -itch(e, kyppage, keippeyche. [Irreg. f. OF. esquipaige or équipage, écupage (but cf. Carmusche f. OF. escarmusche). Only Sc. both in form and meaning. Cf. the rather later Equipage.] The crew of a ship.(a) 1533–4 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. II. 66.
Als sone as the said schip passis till the raid that the maister and the haill kippage remayne still intill her
1538–9 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 263.
For v botis fraucht with the foirsaid estland buird, … ilk boit with thair kippage thairin xx s.
1555 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 218.
Providand alwys that he ressaif na vthir personis in his said schip except his kyppage alanerlie
1557 Admir. Ct. Bk. MS. 17.
The haill gudis and geir being in the schip … takin be the said Marie An & hir kippage
1560 Admir. Ct. Bk. 173.
That … David Witty and the kippage knew … that the said Johnne was victuellar of ane part of the said schip
1565 Thirds of Benefices 191.
The twa schippis, thair kippages, companyes and men of weare that past oute of Dundie
1567 Reg. Privy C. I. 517.
He … come on burd upoun the said Henreis schip … and tuke his haill kippage furth of the samyn to the nowmer of sex men and ane boy
1603 Shetland Sheriff Ct. 112 b.
That ather of them salbe hermeles … of wther alswele in thair awin personis as thair serwandis kippages dependaris
c 1623 Melrose P. 514.
The whole Dunkirk kippage came to land
1622-6 Bisset II. 236/28.
Raising [of] the cumpany and kippaige
1628 Coll. Rebus Alban. 192.
The kippage of everie bote … sall not pas … fra thair boittes ane pair of buttis
(b) 1622 Fife Synod 96.
Cunnan, skipper in Brunteland, and his kippitch
1639 Ib. 116.
Ane contribution granted to Johne Broun … and his kippitche, being fourtine in number, quha ar taken captive be the Turks
(c) 1607 Urie Baron Ct. 11.
In kais that oney of the beyttis keippeyche refwis the skeipper to gayng with hym to the sie

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