Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
PASSAGE-MONEY, n. Sc. usage in Mining: †an unofficial toll or charge levied on workers wishing to use certain equipment when it is in great demand (see quot.).Rnf. 1842 Children in Mines Report II. 359:
He has never paid “his passage-money” — i.e. a fine for using the engine when they are throng of work.
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