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  • Another mystery: 'A local payment of uncertain nature.' (O.E.D.)

    January 11, 2009

  • 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

    January 11, 2009