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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Tannage, n. [17th c. Eng. tannage (1662), F. tannage; Tan v.] The process of tanning. — 1624 Edinb. B. Rec. VI 257.
[A particular convention] for insisting in the mater of the tannage with the lordis appointed for heiring of the greivances
1629 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. III 133.
For reforming the abuses in the tannage and for bringing of that worke to a good perfectioun … manie good acts wer made … for reforming of the saids abuses and for introduceing a new forme of tannage according to the form used in … pairts where the mater of the tannage is at best perfectioun
1629 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. III 133.
After the new forme of tannage it is found … that the hydes produced, quhilks were Scotish hydes and barked with Scotish barke, were als good tanned ledder … as anie … brought frome England

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