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Ladin(g, Laiding, vbl. n. Also: laeding, layding. [e.m.E. lading (1500), f. Lade v.: cf. also Loading.] = Ladining n.

1. The loading of a ship with its cargo. 1498 Acta Conc. II. 245.
[To have the road wide enough] that ane cart may gang by ane uther with thair gudis for the ladin and lossin of the schippis
1500 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 84.
This laiding to be maid in the haistiest wyse
1501 Treas. Acc. II. 82; Ib. 88, 101, etc.
Giffin for lading of ane bot to Strivelin with lede and treis ix s.
1508 Ib. IV. 47.
In drinksilvir to the childir at lading of the said tymir xl s.
1553–4 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 110.
The Quenis lettres … tuiching laiding and lossing and paking of hirring
1560 (c 1650) Dundee B. Laws 22.
That ther be no lading nor livering nor handling of taikells … in the night season
1599 Reg. Great S. 274/2.
Onerandi et exonderandi lie los et ladin

2. concr. The cargo of a ship or ships. 1558 Admir. Ct. Bk. 72.
The thre Inglis schippis with thair ladingis to be just and lauchfull prys
1588 Cal. Sc. P. IX. 546.
A Scottis man cumming frome Scotland with a schips laeding of heringe which he haithe sauld and delyverit at Lynne
1597 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 194.
Jhonn Law … to haif done wrang in passing furth of the heavin of Leith with the said schip and haill layding, nocht making markett thairat
1624 Crim. Trials III. 570.
With ane laiding of walnuttis, chestanis, and certane Spanische irne
1629 Justiciary Cases I. 98.
The haill boittis of the town of Dunbar ressauit thair full laiding
1701 Brand Orkney & Shetl. 136.
The Hamburgers … are obliged to tarry from home through the summer, waiting for their lading

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