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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of assart.

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Examples

  • The question was now also raised as to the Crown possessing the right of conferring the tithes of the "assarted" (rooted up) Forest lands, not being within the bounds of any of the adjacent churches; when it was decided in the affirmative, the King exercising the claim in favour of the church of Newland, in consideration, probably, of the lordship of the manor being held by him, and the whole being formerly comprised in the Forest.

    The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account

  • There had been many cottages erected, but they had been lately pulled down; "not that there were literally no other dwellings in it, for the ancient" assarted "lands were probably so occupied, but the mining population lived for the most part in the surrounding villages.

    The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account

  • Old woodland was being cleared, assarted and turned into hunting-grounds in many places, but the Long Forest still preserved large tracts of virgin growth untouched.

    The Pilgrim of Hate

  • Castle of Dene, with liberty to plough it up, to wit 100 acres, which remains to be assarted, and that which is already assarted; and a certain fishery at Redley called Newerre, and a meadow of Reidley called

    The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account

  • "This is against the law under the Nurses and Midwives Registration Act," he assarted.

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