A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).
Sailage, Saylage, Salage, n. Also: salaige. [Sail(l v.1] a. An act of voyaging, a voyage or expedition by sea: cf. Saill n.2 1. b. Of a ship: The action of sailing; the ability to sail, sailing qualities: cf. Saill n.2 2. —a. 1457
Aberd. B. Rec. MS V i p. 304 (15 July).
John Stewart playnly protestit at the said schip was nocht frachtit be na merchandis quhille the tyme at sekyr souerte war fundin till hym … that quhai sumeuer did the contrair he wald stope thaim in thar sailage 1589–90 St. A. B. Ct. 28 Jan.
To tak in companye and salaige with him the said Jhone Donaldsoun to quhatsumevir woyage he sall pas to —b. 1539 Treas. Acc. VII 190.
The tyme that the Unicorne previt salage in the firthe aboute to Sanctandros 1632 Lithgow Trav. v 181.
Pirats … gaue vs diuers assaults to their owne disaduantages, our saylage being swifter
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