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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

STELLAGE, n. Also misreading sullaye. A local tax on a brewery within a district, specif. as due to the burgh of Wigtown from the county in virtue of a charter of 1457.Wgt. 1704 G. Fraser Lowland Lore (1880) 29:
Payament of deannirie for all Sullayes [stellages] both free and unfree within their respective bounds.
Gall. 1776 Caled. Mercury (1 Jan.):
The Lands of Carse and Fishings, the Lands of Chappelmark, and two Stellages of the Ferry of Cree.
Sc. a.1825 Earl of Gall. MSS. in Jam.:
The two merk lands of Cloan and Corneat comprehending the Stellage and Croft of land lying near the Church of Penningham; and all and whole another Stellage, and another piece of ground.

[Extended use of Eng. stillage, a stand for brewer's casks, Mid.Du. stellagje, a platform, stand, stage.]

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