from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient village communities in England— A plow. A plow-team of oxen, yoked four abreast.
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But the proportion of a hide-land, otherwise called caruca, or a plough-land, is difficult to be understood, because it was not certain; nevertheless it is generally conceived to be so much as may be managed with one plough, and would yield the maintenance of the same, with the appurtenances in all kinds.