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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BALLAGE, n. Sh. form of ballast. (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.) [′bɑlədʒ]Sh.4 1933:
He wis a lok i' wind, an' dey took in ballage stons i' da boat afore dey left da beach.

[See Ballisten, Ballish Stane, n.1]

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