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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lademanage, Ledmannage, n. [ME. and e.m.E. lodmanage, lodemanage, -menage (Chaucer), AF. lodmanage, f. OE. ládmann (see Ladisman n.). Cf. Lamanaige.] Pilotage: the conduct or charge of a pilot or steersman; the pilot or steersman's fee. — c1420 Bute MS. fol. 172.
A schyp frauchtys hym at Burdewys … and cummys wyth his charge to lademannage and the schipmen cum apon the coste of Bretane, it aw to be apon the schipmen qwhil thai be passyt the daynger
c1575 Balfour Pract. 618.
Quha sould pay the ledmannage? Item, quhair ony debait … happinis anent the paying of steirmen's fie of shippis [etc.]

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