Green’s Dictionary of Slang

lage n.

also lag, lagge
[? OF laige/laigue, water]

(UK Und.) water.

[UK]Harman Caveat for Common Cursetours in Viles & Furnivall (1907) 83: Lage, water.
[UK]Groundworke of Conny-catching [as cit. c.1566].
[UK]Dekker Lanthorne and Candle-Light Ch. 1: The Canters Dictionary Lage, Water.
[UK]Rowlands Martin Mark-all 39: Lagge, water or pisse.
[UK]Dekker ‘Canters Dict.’ Eng. Villainies (8th edn).
[UK]R. Brome Jovial Crew II i: I bowse no Lage, but a whole Gage / Of this I’ll bowse to you.
[UK]Head Eng. Rogue I 50: Lage, Water.
[UK]Head Canting Academy (2nd edn).
[UK]R. Holme Academy of Armory Ch. iii item 68c: Canting Terms used by Beggars, Vagabonds, Cheaters, Cripples and Bedlams. [...] Lage, Water.
[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Lag water.
[UK]New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Canting Academy, or the Pedlar’s-French Dict. 118: To go to Sea To brush to the Lag.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[US]Matsell Vocabulum.

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