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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Arrage, Arriage, n. Also: arage, arrege, ar(r)eage, areadge, ariage. [Reduced form of Average n. The forms in -iage are due to the influence of carriage. See also Harrage.] = Average n.(a) 1503 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 74.
Thar arrages and carages and ale uther deuyteis
1507 Treas. Acc. III. 416.
The arrege of David Betoun renuncit be the Kingis lettrez
1539 Reg. Privy S. II. 470/2.
With all malis, fermes … sawing and schering in hervist, areage, careage [etc.]
1549 Compl. 125/4.
I am maid ane slaue … to ryn and rashe in arrage and carraige
1586 Reg. Privy C. IV. 62.
The arreage, carreage, and service of the personis forsaidis pertenis to her
1600 Misc. Spald. C. IV. 286.
With seruice, areadge, and careaidge wsitt and wount
(b) 1552 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 456.
With ariage, karyage and vder dew service
1593 Acts IV. 33/2.
The few fermes … arriagis, careagis … of the landis of Glencorkie
1638 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 441.
The yearly payment … for arriage, carriage and bondage of the lands abovewrittin

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