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- n. Acorns and beech mast used as forage for pigs.
- n. A tax formerly paid for the privilege of feeding swine in the woods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The food of swine in the woods, as beechnuts, acorns, etc.; -- called also pawns.
- n. A tax paid for the privilege of feeding swine in the woods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The money taken by agistors for the privilege of feeding hogs upon the mast of the forests.
- n. The mast of beech, acorns, etc., used as food for swine.
These Verderers Courts have been held since Norman days and the old French terms "pannage,"
She's part of a multicoloured herd foraging the woodlands near Bramshaw and is a reminder that the pannage season has been extended.
First, that all marchants of the sayd kingdomes and countreys may come into our kingdome of England, and any where else into our dominion with their marchandises whatsoeuer safely and securely vnder our defence and protection without paying wharfage, pontage, or pannage.
; _Paler_ of the Park, 4l. 11s. 4d., herbage and pannage, 15l.
Manie other ordinances were decréed touching the preseruation of forrests, and the kings prerogatiue, aduantages and profits rising and growing by the same, as well for sauing of his woods and wasts, as in pannage and agistements, greatlie to the restraint of them that might vsurpe or incroch vpon the grounds within the compasse of his forrests.
It was rated at 1,080 acres, and possessed a church, a mill worth a sovereign, a river containing 1,620 eels, and pannage for 80 hogs.
Among these grievances were claims, by way of composition, for allowing the inhabitants to send their swine to pannage, for exposing their goods for sale in the market, and for the liberty of brewing beer.
The importance of the family had thus dwindled, but they still retained the old Saxon manor-house, with a couple of farms and a grove large enough to afford pannage to a hundred pigs -- "sylva de centum porcis," as the old family parchments describe it.
Folkland, common and pannage, the theft and the track of kine;
Common, loppage and pannage, the theft and the track of kine --
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