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  • noun Plural form of portioner.

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Examples

  • Tracing the Fairbairns still further back, we find several of them occupying the station of "portioners," or small lairds, at Earlston on the Tweed, where the family had been settled since the days of the Solemn League and Covenant.

    Industrial Biography

  • Tracing the Fairbairns still further back, we find several of them occupying the station of "portioners," or small lairds, at Earlston on the Tweed, where the family had been settled since the days of the Solemn League and Covenant.

    Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers

  • As Herodotus tells us (ii. 4) the Egyptians claimed to be the discoverers of the solar year and the portioners of its course into twelve parts.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Six heirs portioners have successively died to make her wealthy.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Cleruchi, literally 'portioners,' Athenians who received land in a conquered country, but remained citizens.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • He had three daughters, who became his heirs-portioners.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • Defences were lodged for the portioners and feuars, and thereafter by the inhabitants, on the ground that, as the Common was a pertinent of a royal burgh, it was indivisible, and the Act for division of commons did not apply.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • I think the portioners were all sold out before he could enter the field, and the fate of these Melrose people has thoroughly emphasized for me the importance of having our South

    An Autobiography

  • I recollect in old days these portioners used to make moonlight, flittings and disappear, or they sold off their holdings openly and went to America, meaning the United States.

    An Autobiography

  • I did not see the land question as clearly on this 1865 visit, as I did later; but the extinction of the old portioners and the wealth acquired by the moneyed man of

    An Autobiography

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