Definitions

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  • n. A fee or toll paid for the weighing of merchandise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fee, or toll, paid for the weighing of merchandise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A custom or duty paid for weighing merchandise.

Etymologies

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French, from peser to weigh.

Examples

  • Back of Kzar, moving along smooth and yellow in the sun, was a good looking black with nice head with Tommy Archibald riding him; and after the black was a string of five more horses all moving along slow in a procession past the grandstand and the pesage.

    The Short Stories

  • The _enceinte du pesage_, often called in vulgar English "the betting-ring," or the enclosure mentioned above to which holders of twenty-franc tickets are admitted, at Longchamps is scrupulously guarded by the stewards of the Jockey Club from the invasion of the

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • Thus, when I urged him not to place large wagers in the pesage, his whispered reply was strange and simple -- "Watch me!"

    The Beautiful Lady

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