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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lod-,) Loading, vbl. n. [e.m.E. loading, lodynge (1494), f. lode, load v. (1495): cf. Ladin(g.] A load; esp. a boat-load, cargo. — 1591 Moysie Mem. 91.
To ryse in armes with tuentie dayis loading
1667 Edinb. Test. LXXII. 252.
Ane thrid pairt of Johne Hutchesones veshellis loading of salt which wes loadned be Thomas and Robert Whytts
1669 Rothesay B. Rec. 168.
All thais who hes boatis within this brughe to bringe ane boat loading of stanes to the bey
1633 (1711) Sibbald's Orkn. & Shetl. 78.
Many ships loading of cod and ling are taken there

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