shore +‎ -age


shorage (uncountable)

  1. A right to use a shore, as to land goods, or a fee or duty for such right.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Grabb to this entry?)
    • 1832, Jean-François Marmontel, Belisarius: A tale[1]:
      The emperors laid a duty upon urine, dust, ordure, dead bodies, smoke, air, &c. There were rights of the turf, the highway, shorage, duties upon carriages, beasts of burden, &c
    • 1867, New Jersey. Supreme Court, New Jersey Law Reports, volume 31, page 20:
      It is further insisted that there was evidence of an implied contract, inasmuch as it was proved that the defendants had, before that time, paid a bill presented by the plaintiff for shorage for other rafts, before then anchored on the same flats.
    • 1890, Wisconsin. Supreme Court, Abram Daniel Smith, Philip Loring Spooner, editor, Wisconsin reports: cases determined in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, volume 76, page 78:
      that March 7, 1887, the Browns and Anderson, by warranty deed, conveyed to the Pelican Boom Company, its successors and assigns, "all their shorage, riparian, marginal, and flowage rights and easements....
    • 1890, The New York supplement, volume 7, West Publishing Company, page 134:
      Defendant pleaded recoupment for damage to freight, and for shorage.
    • 1895, Congressional serial set, United States. Government Printing Office, page 177:
      The cost of getting logs from the stump to the various sawmills, including cutting, hauling, driving, boomage, shorage, tolls, and other expenses, is, on an average, from $8 to $8.50 per 1000 feet. The average cost of stumpage is $2
    • 1913, United States. Army. Corps of Engineers, Water terminal and transfer facilities, page 537:
      the wharfage or shorage rates are 10 cents per cord of wood, 10 cents per thousand feet of lumber, and 1 cent per tie, and these rates do not include handling

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