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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Pontage, n. [Late ME and e.m.E. pountage (c 1450), pontage, AF pontage (1292), OF (1401 in Godef.), med. L. pontaticum (Du Cange), (Eng.) pontagium (a 1130), f. L. pons, pont- a bridge.] Pontage, bridge-toll. — c 1320 Liber Melros II 332.]
[Liberi de omnibus … pontagiis muragiis fossagiis stallagiis lastagiis
14.. Acts I 356/1.
That thai [burgesses] salbe quyt of tol and lastage of pontage of passage

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