Definitions

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  • n. A right to use a shore, as to land goods, or a fee or duty for such right.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Duty paid for goods brought on shore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Duty paid for goods brought on shore.

Etymologies

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shore +‎ -age

Examples

  • The largest of these, Waigiou, is not less than seventy-two miles from one side to the other; the low shorage consists mainly of swamp and morass, while the banks, which run up steeply, are surrounded by coral reefs, and are full of small caves hollowed out by the waves.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

  • And with a host of developers churning out games for iPad, mobile devices and Web, there's no shorage of screens to play on, perhaps making the console experience less relevant.

    Fast Company

  • a shorage of student accommodation, it said on Wednesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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