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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lekkage, n. Also: lekage; leckage, lekk-, lekcaige, lekkege; laikage, (laigage, lechatt). [e.m.E. lecage (1490, 1622), lekkege (1591), leakage (1633): cf. Lek v. and MDu. leccage (Du. lekkage). Cf. also Lechege.]

a. Wastage of imported wine by leaking from the barrels. b. An allowance made for this in charging duty.(a) 1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 53.
The … Lordis havand consideratioun of the grete dampnage sustenit be the awneris of the saidis wynis and of the lekkege, and the said schip is storit in hir incuming, and ane part of the punsionis of the saidis wynis ar full of salt watter
1568 Edinb. Test. I. 73 b.
The fraucht vncostis lekkage and skat of certane wynis tane furth of the same schip
1590 Reg. Privy C. IV. 514.
His hienes sal have thre crownis of the sone … of everie tun of … wynis bocht … deduceing alwayis ane tun of everie ten … for the lekkage
1602 Ib. VI. 513.
In all uther cuntreyis … thair is a fer grittair allowance allowit to the mercheantis for their lekkage and tume treis
1622-6 Bisset II. 244/5, 7.
Gif the schip be at [ane] hyring and the maister … ressave lekcaige of wynis … he aucht nocht to pairt with the loisis bot haif his fraucht as gif the wynis war full, and na lekkaige thairof
16.. Admir. Ct. Form 64.
Vllage is the filling up off the wynes in the hogsheids be leckage … .Everie merchand beares the hazard off his own leckage but if they be staved and casten in ane stresse ther will be ane proportionable contribution
(b) 1601 Reg. Privy C. VI. 200.
[Losses sustained by] ventaris of wyne … [by the] continuall lekage thairof
(c) 1610 Brechin Test. II. 90.
Thair is sum laikage with tua laiche ryninge penis of Frensche wyne
1611 Ib. III. 172 b.
Ane punschioun [of wine] … off the quhilk to be deducit for laigage & fillin wpe thairof [£89 6s.]
1615 Edinb. Test. XLVIII. 179.
In venture in John Symson in Dysert his schip ane tun of wyne custome laikage and expensis being defrayit
(d) 1533 Household Bks. Jas. V. 234.
Et sic allocate brasiatory in lie lechatt remigando inter Leth et Stirling in jc xxix barilibus ceruisie xxxvij lagine j quarta ceruisie

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