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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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LYAGE, n. The lying of goods at a port until collected by the consignee; a charge made for this, demurrage. Also attrib. as in lyage-dues (Sc. 1760 Caled. Mercury (4 Oct.)). [′lɑeədʒ]Edb. 1758 D. Robertson Bailies of Leith (1915) 137:
Table of the Duties or Fees to be Paid for Weighing and Lyage, etc., for all Sorts of Merchandises.
Sc. 1781 Caled. Mercury (30 June):
The Weigh-house is a most commodious ware-house, and the lyage is only one penny per night for each package.

[Abstract n. from Lie, v.]

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