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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

(Scule-wage,) Schule-wage, n. Also: shoill-, scholl-, schooll-, schoole- and -wadge, -waig, -waidge. [Scule n.1 and wage.] The fees paid on behalf of a child attending school. Also pl., in the same sense. 1620 Rutherglen B. Ct. I 1 March.
James Wilsoun to pay … fywe merk for his sounes schvlewaig fyve quarteris
1650 Caldwell P. 104.
For shoill waidges to the shoillmaster & doctor
1659 Cramond Kirk S. 22 May.
Concerning the childe Helen Fairholme … only some help for to get her cloathes and to pay her schoollwage was requyred
1660 Dumfries Kirk S. 8 March.
The session ordains … thair thesaurer to furnish the lad books & that he pay for his schoole wages
1681 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS 12 Jan.
His sones schoolewages
1688 Paterson Ayr & Wigton II 442.
He was not only intertained in meat, but in cloathes, school wadges, … and whatever els wes necessar to him

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