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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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STALLENGER, n. Also -anger, stal(l)inger. A small trader or craftsman who was not a member of a merchant guild or trade incorporation and who paid a fee for the privilege of carrying on his business at fairs or for a limited period in the community. Now only hist. See Sta, II. 1.Ags. 1706 L. Macbean Kirkcaldy Burgh Rec. (1908) 225:
The weaver craft has stallengers in their employment living without the priviledges of this burgh.
Edb. 1736 Edb. Council Reg. in Edb. Guilds and Crafts (B.R.S.) 207:
Liberty shall be given to them as stallangers to deale and trade in retaile of ale, beer, fish.
Inv. 1787 Trans. Inv. Scientif. Soc. VIII. 389:
They were accordingly received as stalingers only, but not to carry on any part of the Hammerman trade to the detriment of said Incorporation.

[O.Sc. stallangear, a.1400, for *stalager, O.Fr. estalagier, one who pays stallage, a stall-tax at a fair.]

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