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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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TANNAGE, n. Sc. usage: a tannery, leather-works.Fif. 1738 Caled. Mercury (13 Nov.):
The Tannage, and whole Utensils belonging to it, lying at the East-bridge of Kirkaldy.
Edb. 1801 Edb. Weekly Jnl. (18 Nov.) 361:
The roup will begin at ten o'clock at the Tannage at Leith.
Ags. 1897 Bards Ags. (Reid) 190:
Tak' me whaur they took my mither Straucht to the tannage.

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