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hassock. This bequest occurs in the County of Devon, and the purchase of butts was to
be made at Easter. Butts of Land, v. Selion of LAND. BYerleys, a division or township,—in an ac
count of the monies given to the poor of Dalton, in Lancashire, is a sum to the poor of three particular Byerleys within that parish. Rep. iii. p. 202.—Byrlaw or Burlaw, rural Laws so named, which are made and determined by consent of neighbours, who are elected and chosen by general acquiescence in the Courts, called “ The Byrlaw
Courts.”—SKENE. CHEAT BREAD, household bread, wheaten bread
of the second sort. See, Manchet. Church MEASURE, v. Lug. Clew, or Cleugh, a precipice, a rugged ascent,
a cliff, a dam. Cobbs, loaves made of barley meal, so called in
Oxfordshire.—Cobloaf, a bunn,-a crusty, uneven loaf. SHAKESPEARE applies the word contemptuously to personal appearance, where Ajax calls Thersites a “ cob
loaf.”—Troilus and Cressida. Act. ii. Sc. i. Common Ham, a meadow, or piece of ground
over which the right of Common extends.
Croft, a little close adjacent to a house,
This have I learn'd,
Milton's Comus. CROWDE, a vulgar corruption of Crypt, the
burying place under the church. This word is used in the Parish of St. Nicholas, in Bristol, and is not uncommon in the County of Somerset. Has it any reference to the expression of the Antients, when speaking of a dead person,
“ Abiit ad plures,” he is gone to the many, or the crowd ?--Jamieson says, that Croud metaphorically implies,
to groan, to complain. CURTILAGE, a piece of void ground, a garden,
yard, or field lying near, or belonging to, a DAY's Math, is applied only to meadow or
messuage. DAGSwain, a rough coarse mantle,-a sort of
carpet, a carpet to lay on a table, such as
we call, “ Turkey work.”—TODD. DALLOPS, patches of land in arable, where the
plough has not reached, owing to some
TUSSER's Five hundred Points, p. 171.
grass-lands, and averages about a Statute
for the purpose of making hay.--DUNCUMB. Dole, a charitable gift or donation,--also, a
small portion of land, in the form of a balk
or ridge. FARDING-DEAL, or FERUNDEL of LAND, the
fourth part of an acre.
ing about 160 acres, called' “ Laleham Bo-
Farrens," of which some are entitled to
to which they originally belonged, the price having lately been 401. This land was not inclosed in the Laleham Act, and was specially excepted in the Chertsey Inclosure Act of 1808. When the water is high, the Cows swim across the river from Laleham to the Pasture, after having been collected by a Cowherd, and swim back again.Manning and Bray's Hist. of Surrey, vol. GORE, a small narrow slip of ground.-Ken
3. p. 204. Farthing of Land, thirty acres of good soil,
in the County of Cornwall, are reckoned a Farthing.–More is taken in measure, where the ground is of inferior quality,--four Farthings go to a Cornish acre, and four
such acres to a Knight's fee. FERDELL, or FERUNDEL, v. Yard LAND. FERLING, the same as Ferdell, the fourth part
of a Yard Land. FORE-RIGHT BREAD, household bread? FOREST MEASURE, v. Lug. Galls, veins of land through which the water
oozes. GARB, a sheaf of corn, in which manner tythe
was to be collected. It extended also to a cock of hay, a faggot of wood, or any other of the fruits or product of the earth.
Hay, a hedge, a separate inclosure, within a
forest or park.—“ The Hay of Hereford” was a great Woodland ground near the
City, and heretofore reputed a Forest.
He has guided them o'er moss and muir,
Scott's Minstrelsy, i. 245. Hove, a house,—the diminutive of which is
TUSSER's Five hundred Points, p. 164. Ings, a common pasture, low meadow ground
near a river. INTACK, an inclosure on a common, waste, or
forest. LAND-SCORES, anciently the greatest part of
the Country lay in common, only some parcels about the villages being inclosed, and a small quantity in Land-Scores al.
lotted out for tillage. LAND YARD, two staves or 18 feet, in the
County of Cornwall, are a Land Yard, and 160 Land Yards are an English acre.