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

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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

Rummage, n. [e.m.E. romage the arranging of casks in the hold of a vessel (1526), lumber (1598), commotion (1575), also roomage (1598), aphetic f. F. arrumage (mod. F. arrimage).] Payment made to a Rummager for supervising the arranging of cargo in a ship's hold. — 16.. Admir. Ct. Form 65.
Rummage is halff ane merk off the tun or according as they agrie with the rumiger who getts the fie to distribute amongst the mariners who are bound to work as he directs. Its given for stowing of wynes. The mariner who stowes it getts fie for it for ther will be some off four [? or] fyve tyre high

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"Rummage n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Sep 2022 <>



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