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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Quharfa(d)ge, n. [Sc. form of e.m.E. and ME wharfage (1469–71), earlier Latinised Eng. wharuagion- (1295), werphagion- (1395), cf. ME and e.m.E. wharf, etc., OE hwearf.] The dues exacted for the use of a wharf. — 1616 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II 22.
The quharfadge and water careage of it [elm planks]
Ib. 23.
To pay for some small dewtyes as quharfage and schipping thairof [timber]

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