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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Measuradge, n. [e.m.E. measurage, late ME. (1460) and F. mesurage. Cf. Misserage.] A duty payable on the cargo of a ship. — 1666 Glasgow Chart. II. 64.
Or to any customes, anchoradges, measuradges and wther pettie dewes in use to be … demanded of the veshells and goods of strangeris
Ib. 65. Ib. 93.
Even in Levine, a pettie brugh, … shippes aryveing ther loaden with timber, payes a dale befoir the mast and a dale beeft the mast for measuradge
1700 Conv. Burghs IV. 308.
That the saids … communitie … of Dumbarton haue no right to exact any anchoradge. measuradge, weyadge, tunnadge, dockmeall, cocketts, or other dews

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