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vanishedone commented on the word turnsilver
Another mystery: 'A local payment of uncertain nature.' (O.E.D.)
January 11, 2009
mollusque commented on the word turnsilver
This term does not seem to be noticed in any of the legal glossaries. It was probably a composition for personal attendance at the Sheriff's turn or court.
--E. W. Prevost, S. Dickson Brown, William Dickinson, 1905, A supplement to the glossary of the dialect of Cumberland, p. 187
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