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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Ulage, n. Also: ullage, ulege, oleg(e, oylege. [Late ME and e.m.E. ulage (1444), oylage (1481-90), ullage (1706), AF ulliage, OF ouillage, oeillage, med. L. ol(e)agium, ullagium.] Ullage, the amount of wine required to replace that lost from a barrel through leakage or evaporation. Also attrib. Cf. Lekkage n. 1329 Exch. R. I 224.
[In vllagio apud Berwicum
1342 Exch. R. I 513.]
Et residuum in vlagio vini, pro stoffa castri
1565 Edinb. B. Rec. III 211.
The twn of wyne at this present … xvj crownis of the sone … item of fraucht xvj crownis sone; item, for vlege vj li.
1578 Glasgow B. Rec. (MC) 95.
The sowme of twa merks stirlyng money for ulage of wyn
1589–1600 Skipper's Acc. (Morton) 49a.
Countet and rekenet to Wylet Twedeye of the count of our vi ponchones of vyne and of olege and fraycht
1589–1600 Skipper's Acc. (Morton) 78b.
For the olege of ane pes quhit wyne 4 doleris half
1589–1600 Skipper's Acc. (Morton) 78b.
a1603 Tract. Leg. Naval. 64.
Leckage and ullage are synomina … or rather vllage is the filling up of the wynes in the hogsheids be leckage
attrib. 1596 Edinb. Test. XXIX 316b.
Ane pwnschoun of Boyane wyne in ane Burdeaux trie with ane rest of oylege wyne in ane vther trie

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