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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Outgang, Oute-, n. [ME. (? chiefly north. and midl.) outgang(e (a 1300), -ȝong, owtegang, e.m.E. (once) outgang (1664–5), OE. (Northumb. and Mercian) úgang, -gong, -ᵹeong: cf. also Du. uitgang, Germ. ausgang. In the mod. dial. only Sc. and north. Eng.] Going out. a. Departure (of goods) by way of exportation; also, the duty on this, export duty. = Outgate n. 4. b. Egress, (means of) exit. —a. c1420 Bute MS. fol. 170.
Ilk sek of corne mele or salt or malt … sal gyf at the outegang i quadrant
1573 Reg. Privy S. VI. 368/1.
That ilk sellar of irne that payis not the outgang sall pay for everie thousand irne sauld … v s.
b. 1513 Doug. xi. x. 89.
Ane narrow peth, baith outgang and entre

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"Outgang n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 9 Dec 2023 <>



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