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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

PONAGE, n. Also ponnage. Given in Jam.5 as “the place of a ferry” but the word is more likely to be a Sc. form of Eng. pondage, the storing of water in a pond or dam. Found as a place-name on the River North Esk in Angus.Ags. 1815 G. Beattie Poems (1882) 175:
He heard a voice, wi' muckle dool, Croonin' in the Ponage Pool.
Ags. 1934 H. B. Cruickshank Noran Water 33:
I mind o' the Ponnage Pule On a shinin' mornin'.

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