1) The aftermath, grass available for grazing or ‘eating’ after the hay and corn have been cut, similar in meaning and form to edish.
1494 determyned that thai wold have and use ther etage and comon as well in the said Vicars leis as thai had in other placez, York
1573 ‘with the etage belonging to 1 oxgang of land in the Engs’, Acomb
1628 Letten to Rich Duddinge ... a lande without the Eatage, Elmswell
1787 Jno and me carried some stock to Thirkleby Park, where we took some eatage.