from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Formerly, a virgate equivalent to two oxgangs; a yard-land; in Scotland, twenty-six acres—that is, as much as could be tilled with a plow or mowed with a scythe by the husbandman.


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  • Twenty-six acres of sok and syith land. Land that could be plowed or mowed with a scythe. Scots.

    May 23, 2011