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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Also, that she held in dower 4s. per annum issuing out of a husband-land in Cossay.