He levied those duties of tonnage and poundage, and increased them as he thought fit.
"A Child's History of England" by Charles Dickens
TONNAGE AND POUNDAGE, the name given to certain duties first levied in Edward II.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Doyle says that the honest man at Smithfield had poundage of him as well as from the grazier, so that he acted in a double capacity.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
For instance, tunnage and poundage were appropriated for naval defenses.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Pay that three hundred and fifty, with costs and sheriff's poundage, and I take away my man.
"In Luck at Last" by Walter Besant
Each succeeding run of salmon averaged greater poundage.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He knew, too, that people were buying motor cars on performance, not poundage, now.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
First Parliament, 1626, would grant "tonnage and poundage" for only one year.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: History" by Ontario Ministry of Education
These dues were known as tonnage and poundage, the former being a duty of 1s.
"King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E. Keble Chatterton
Dr. Harry Gamble, the head of Project Isle, was losing poundage by the hour with worry.
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
Pushed for ' poundage ,' Michigan Governor Snyder evades weight question.
Even though the poundage was down from the previous Classic on the same lake, no one could say this Classic was a humdrum affair.
CHICAGO — Sixty percent of respondents to American Laundry News' final Wire survey for 2012 said their laundry's poundage this year was "somewhat higher" in comparison to 2011 figures.
CHICAGO — When asked to compare their laundry's poundage this year to its 2006 throughput, nearly 70% of those who responded to the final Wire survey of 2007 said it was virtually the same amount.
Too may of us are well-acquainted with hibernation poundage: those extra pounds deposited over fall and winter.