1) A variant spelling of ‘gauge’, used as a measure for stone roofing slates.

1685 hath sould Twenty gaiges of Sleat unto me … for Two pounds and Ten shillings, Conistone

1687 27 gage of slate … Ł9, Kettlewell. Halliwell says ‘one yard square, about a ton in weight’, but Leach considered these to be incompatible.

dates 1685 1687

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