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LOADEN, v. Also loden; ¶luden (Ags. 1777 Dundee Weekly Mag. (2 May) 295). To burden, load, charge or freight (a ship, cart, gun, etc.) (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 227; Uls. 1880 Patterson Gl.; Cai. 1902 E.D.D.; m.Sc. 1961). Also fig. Obs. exc. dial. in Eng. Vbl.n. load(e)ning, cargo, freight, lading. Sc. 1700 Edb. Gazette (28–31 Oct.):
Dropt in Leith on Tuesday day, a new Pocket-Book … with several Bills of Loadning, Transiries, and other Papers in it.
Sc. 1722 W. Hamilton Wallace x. i.:
To bring Home their Masters Hay, Which, when they were a loadning, ...
Gsw. 1736 J. M'Ure Hist. Gsw. 311:
Walter Gibson … was the first that brought over a loadning of iron from Stockholm to this place.
Lnk. 1756 M. Calderwood Journey (M.C.) 167:
When he found he had loadened him as much as would sink him, he gives him a shove, so that over he hirsled.
Lnk. 1862 D. Wingate Poems 40:
Fling … your gun ahint the door: But dinna leave it loaden't.
Abd. 1865 G. Macdonald Alec Forbes lxxx.:
Mine will endure to be loadent wi' ither fowk's fikes.
Kcb. 1893 Crockett Raiders vi.:
Tell them to loaden a' your faither's guns.
s.Sc. 1904 W. G. Stevenson Glen Sloken x.:
It's a peety oo havna a wheen aipples an' nits an' things, an' you could loaden 'er up.

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