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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

BROKAGE, n. Used attrib. in comb. brokage lane, a street in Edinburgh where pawnbrokers, money-lenders, and disreputable characters lived.Edb. 1773 R. Fergusson Sc. Poems (1925) 81:
Ye rich fock, look na wi' disdain Upo' this ancient brokage lane! For naked poets are supply'd With what you to their wants deny'd.

[O.Sc. brokag(e), brokerage, commission (D.O.S.T.); Anglo-Fr. brocage. Now obs. in St.Eng. Seems to have been a word of more ill-favour than the Mod.Eng. brokerage.]

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