from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Formerly, as much land as could be cultivated by one caruca: usually about 100 acres, but the quantity varied according to the nature of the soil and the practice of husbandry in different districts. Also carue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A plowland; as much land as one team can plow in a year and a day; -- by some said to be about 100 acres.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic The area of land able to be ploughed in a day by a team of eight oxen.


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From Low Latin carucata ("plough"). Compare French charrue ("plough")



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  • The ploughman endures a cruel fate:

    Obliged as he is to hew straight.

    All day thus he walks

    In the shit of his ox

    To furrow the whole carucate.

    January 3, 2017