tonnage duty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tonnage duty a tax imposed on ships that enter the US; based on the tonnage of the ship
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Usage

In literature:

He levied those duties of tonnage and poundage, and increased them as he thought fit.
"A Child's History of England" by Charles Dickens
Now I suppose this matter of tonnage duties is well enough in its own sphere.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two" by Abraham Lincoln
Now I suppose this matter of tonnage duties is well enough in its own sphere.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
There did not exist at that epoch any duty on tonnage in the United States.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
TONNAGE AND POUNDAGE, the name given to certain duties first levied in Edward II.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Pilot vessels when not engaged on their station on pilotage duty shall carry lights similar to those of other vessels of their tonnage.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
Moreover, in the tonnage duties imposed by Congress an advantage of almost 50 per cent.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
They complain of our tonnage duty, but it is because it is not understood.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
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
The parliament did not grant the duty of tonnage and poundage to Henry VIII.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
The Company are paid by a tonnage duty, which they charge to the owners.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
A discriminating tonnage duty was also laid upon all foreign vessels.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
The tonnage duty on foreign vessels is 12 rials, or $1.50, per register ton.
"History of Cuba; or, Notes of a Traveller in the Tropics" by Maturin M. Ballou
Cannot lay duty on tonnage, 370.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis
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In news:

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