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Ladill-full, n. Also: ladell-, ladle-, laidil(l)-, laidle-, laydill-. [ME. ladel-ful (c 1430). Chiefly written as two words.]

1. A ladleful; fig., a full measure. a1500 K. Hart 284.
Ane ladill full of luif stuid him behind

2. A ladleful (of grain, etc.) levied as ‘ladle’ duty in certain burghs. = Ladill n. 2 b.(a) 1575 Glasg. B. Rec. I. 38.
Williame Glen baxtare is fund in the wrang for the defrauding of the ladle … and … is decernit in nyne ladle full of quheit
1575 Glasg. Chart. I. ii. 165.
[The community of Glasgow] extortis and takis furth of euerie laid of cornis brocht in the said cietie be the fre burgessis of the said burgh [of Rutherglen] ane ladill full of cornis, quhilk is neir the messour of ane ferd pairt peck, by all lovable consuetude
Ib. 166.
Thay haif bene in possessioun of vptaking ane ladill full of all cornis and victuale of ilk sek cumand to the mercat of the said burgh past memour of man, and that for sowping and clangeing of thair calsay, lyke as vtheris burrowis within this realme ar and hes bene in siklyke possessioune … for the samin caus
1598 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. I. 359.
For ane hors laid viij d. for ane laid of meill iiij d. and ane ladill full of meill
1609 Dundee B. Laws 53.
That all the burgessis … aught to pay ther dewtie of the ladlefull of all victuall … sold or bought within this brugh
1641 Dundee Chart. 60.
Levandi ... de quolibet onere lie load victualium ... unum lie ladlefull ... quae nunc, per decretum Dominorum Consilii ... restringitur et reduct. ad dimidium lie lippie
(b) 1591 Conv. Burghs I. 356.
The supplicatioun gifin in be the commissionar of … Forfar aganis … Dundie, craweing … reddres … for the wplifting fra thame of ane laidilfull of euerie laid of victuall brocht in … to the mercat of the said burght
1593 Ib. 403.
The complaynt … of Coupar … and Anstruther be eist the burne aganis Anstruther be west the burne for the laitt raiseing vpoun thame ane novatioun of ane laidilfull of ilk laid victuall cumand to thair merkett
1633 Dunferm. B. Rec. II. 175.
[Other burghs] doeth by the … custome of meill imbrocht to thair saidis brughes to be sauld be … unfrie men doeth custome everie sek be taking of ane greit laidilfull of meill furth of ilk ane of thame
1636 Reg. Great S. 215/2.
Decretum … dominorum [of council and session] in favorem dicti burgi [Glasgow] de data 4 Jun. 1575 penes lie laydillfull omnium generum victualium in ejus mercaturis venditorum
1641 Ib. 360/1.
Et levandi pro purgatione platee et locorum fori dicti burgi [Dundee] unum lie laidle-full de quolibet lie load victualium et salis intra dictum burgum vendendo

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