from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The freight or passagemoney for goods or persons going by water


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  • 'Consider the word naulage, which appears in nearly a hundred books in the eighteenth century alone. The problem is that every one of those books is a dictionary. They all tell us that naulage means the fee paid to carry freight by sea, but there’s no indication the word was ever used even by those paid to carry freight by sea.' (Quoted on Languagehat)

    Listed here in this fine tradition. (There should be a word for appearing only in lexicographical works...)

    March 31, 2008