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#101243 - 04/20/03 11:51 PM murage and pavage
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From Ellis Peters's "Saint Peter's Fair" (page 12):

For three days, the three busiest of the year, when we might do well out of tolls on carts and pack-horses and man-loads passing through the town to reach the fair, we must levy no charges, neither murage nor pavage.

Murage -- a tax for repair of the town walls
Pavage -- a tax for paving of streets

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#101244 - 04/21/03 06:39 AM Re: murage and pavage
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Murage -- a tax for repair of the town walls

That's appropriate enough, mur being French for wall.


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#101245 - 04/23/03 12:51 PM Re: demurrage and gavage
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demurrage
n.
5OFr demorage, a delay < demorer: see DEMUR6
1 the compensation payable to a carrier of freight whose vehicle or vessel is delayed, as by failure to load or unload the freight within the time allowed
2 the delay itself

gavage
n.
5Fr < gaver, to stuff: see GAVOTT
Also using stomach tube to remove ingested poison, putting in water and removing it repeatedly

And then just plain
lavage
n.
5Fr < laver < L lavare, to wash: see LAVE16 Med. the washing out of an organ, as the stomach, intestinal tract, or sinuses
Which reminds me of the newly wed young lady of fifty years ago, who said that between dishes
and douches, she was in hot water all the time. And the proposed Lysol theme song," the Love Bug
Will Get you If You Don't Wash Out."



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#101246 - 04/23/03 08:03 PM Re: demurrage and gavage
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And adage and pottage and badinage and old age...


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#101247 - 04/23/03 08:07 PM Re: demurrage and gavage
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And dotage and and and garage!

And garbage.

And cabbage.

And forage.

Oh, good grief. So many ages and so little time.


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#101248 - 04/23/03 08:10 PM Re: demurrage and gavage
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Here's a bunch of *ages:

http://onelook.com/?w=*age&ls=a


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#101249 - 04/24/03 06:29 AM Re: demurrage and gavage
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Geesh! Gots ta dig deep enough.

I cheated and entered f*age


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#101250 - 04/24/03 08:34 AM Re: murage and pavage
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murage and pavage

I think it sounds like a legal firm...



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#101251 - 04/24/03 09:20 AM Re: that worthless age
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badinage, bavardage, circumbages, empennage, enallage, frottage(!), fullage, gavage, kumatage(?), moulage, persiflage, remplissage, selvage, ullage, vernissage, volage, vorlage and agelast


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#101252 - 04/24/03 09:23 AM Re: that worthless age
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mucilage?
ah, Elmer...
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#101253 - 04/24/03 09:36 AM Re: that worthless age
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And bandage. (not worthless, but...sometimes the obvious is the most elusive)

So, are worthless words 'tsuwmage'?


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#101254 - 04/24/03 09:43 AM Re: that worthless age
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bandage

bandage=Rolling Stones?

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#101255 - 04/24/03 10:05 AM Re: that worthless age
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Anyone for sabotage?


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#101256 - 04/24/03 02:21 PM Re: that worthless age
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bandage=Rolling Stones?

Let me be the first to g-r-o-a-n for you, eta! (and, congratulations!...because you haven't "arrived" as an AWAD punster until you've contributed your first true Groaner!..well done!)





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#101257 - 04/24/03 02:29 PM Re: that worthless age
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gosh, thanks

hey, I guess I Can Get Satisfaction!

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#101258 - 04/24/03 04:06 PM Re: badinage
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tsuwm:

I beat you to badinage, dagnabbit!


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#101259 - 04/24/03 05:48 PM Re: badinage
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hey, it were just a dump of all the 'ages' in my list--I was "too lazy" ;) to crosscheck.


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#101260 - 04/24/03 09:17 PM Re: badinage
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And Jackie posted "concubinage" a year ago.


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#101261 - 04/24/03 10:17 PM Re: badinage
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And Jackie posted "concubinage" a year ago.

And that was when she was still wearin' that Gutter Police uniform! Daring at the time!

(whatever happened to the GPs?...you can't find a good Gutter Cop when ya really need one, ya know? ;))



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#101262 - 04/25/03 07:39 PM so close, so very close
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...vernissage, volage, vorlage...

How did we miss Voltage?


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#101263 - 04/25/03 07:43 PM Re: so close, so very close
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How did we miss Voltage?


didn't have the energy, I guess...

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#101264 - 04/25/03 07:57 PM faux amis
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outrage (is that French for "whèreness" ?)


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#101265 - 04/25/03 08:07 PM Re: faux amis
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faux amis(is that French for "I love you, too"?)




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#101266 - 04/25/03 10:18 PM Re: so close, so very close
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...and sewage?


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#101267 - 04/25/03 10:22 PM Re: so close, so very close
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and NewAge...

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#101268 - 04/25/03 10:32 PM Re: so close, so very close
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And how did a bunch of wordhounds miss this one?: verbiage (or, verbage) I always liked verbiage better.


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#101269 - 04/26/03 07:09 AM Re: demurrage and gavage
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burgage -- land held in a mediaeval town by payment of an annual rent or in exchange for services related to a particular craft or trade.

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#101270 - 04/26/03 09:00 AM Re: Onelook.com*age
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Enter: *age into Onelook.com search;

On the page that comes up with lots of words and phrases ending with 'age,' click on the search for common words.

The first of those pages that will come up includes the words below, but there are additional pages that follow:

1. abusage
2. accourage
3. acierage
4. acreage
5. adage
6. adjustage
7. adjutage
8. advantage
9. afterimage
10. age
11. agiotage
12. ajutage
13. alienage
14. alloyage
15. alnage
16. altarage
17. ambassage
18. amenage
19. amperage
20. anchorage
21. anecdotage
22. angelage
23. anlage
24. apanage
25. appanage
26. appenage
27. appendage
28. apprenticeage
29. arbitrage
30. arrearage
31. assemblage
32. assuage
33. asswage
34. avenage
35. average
36. backstage
37. bacteriophage
38. badinage
39. baggage
40. ballastage
41. bandage
42. barbacanage
43. baronage
44. baronetage
45. barrage
46. bavardage
47. beaconage
48. beguinage
49. berthage
50. beverage
51. billage
52. birdcage
53. blindage
54. blocage
55. blockage
56. boatage
57. bodrage
58. bondage
59. borage
60. bordage
61. boscage
62. boskage
63. bossage
64. bougienage
65. brage
66. brassage
67. breakage
68. brennage
69. brewage
70. bricolage
71. brigandage
72. brocage
73. brokage
74. brokerage
75. buoyage
76. burbage
77. burgage
78. bushelage
79. butlerage
80. cabbage
81. cabotage
82. cage
83. camouflage
84. carcelage
85. careenage
86. carnage
87. carriage
88. cartage
89. carthage
90. cartilage
91. carucage
92. cellarage
93. centage
94. cerclage
95. chaperonage
96. checkage
97. chevage
98. chiefage
99. chiminage
100. circumambage


Edit: These words are fascinating, of course, to us. Out of idle curiosity, I looked up adjutage from the list above and found it defined as a nozzle in one of the six online reference links Onelook provided.

Then I noticed the adju* words on that site's list:

adit opening or passage into a mine
adjudge to decide; to award
adjutage nozzle
adjutor helper; assistant
adjuvant substance added to make vaccine more effective


...could see no connection among the ju words, but was gratified to see the word adit just above the adju* words. I'd lost adit a while back and now I can permanently add it to my mining language. Oh, idle curiosity does pay off from mine to mine.

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#101271 - 04/26/03 09:18 AM Re: Onelook.com*age
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there's some serious wordage out there, eh?



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#101272 - 04/26/03 10:02 AM Re: Onelook.com*age
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I imagine that asswage is just a variant of assuage, but double gosh...



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#101273 - 04/26/03 11:08 AM Re: Onelook.com*age
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I imagine that asswage is just a variant of assuage, but double gosh...

Course not. It's what you get paid in a job where all you do is sit on your duff!


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#101274 - 04/26/03 11:27 AM Re: Onelook.com*age
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asswage

Well, it could also mean pay in bordellos and on certain websites, but.


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#101275 - 04/26/03 12:48 PM Re: asswage
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I can see that I'm really not needed here.

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#101276 - 04/26/03 02:31 PM Re: Onelook.com*age
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re:Well, it could also mean pay in bordellos and on certain websites, but.

and you get the change in clevage, eh, Juan?

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#101277 - 04/26/03 03:54 PM Re: Onelook.com*age
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and you get the change in clevage, eh, Juan?

cleavage...beavage...whatever...



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