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  • n  the fee charged for carrying goods in lighters
  • n  the transportation of goods on a lighter

  • His union served an ultimatum demanding jurisdiction over the contract loading of all railroad freight for lighterage about New York Harbor.
  • The freightage or lighterage charge is $5 a case and boats usually make one trip a day with fifty cases a trip.
  • He left school early (his diction still shocks grammarians), started a small lighterage business near Galveston, opened a general store at the age of 20.
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