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  • ploughland — noun agricultural land that is ploughed …   Wiktionary

  • ploughland — sb. RG. 374 …   Oldest English Words

  • ploughland — n. lands for plowing, lands for cultivation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ploughland — n. 1. Tillage land. 2. Carucate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Ploughland — ♦ Amount of potential arable land on an estate (that is, the number of ploughs there was scope for) expressed as a tax assessment which varied according to regional conditions and class of soil. (Wood, Michael. Domesday: A Search for the Roots of …   Medieval glossary

  • ploughland — plough·land …   English syllables

  • ploughland — noun arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops • Syn: ↑cultivated land, ↑farmland, ↑plowland, ↑tilled land, ↑tillage, ↑tilth • Derivationally related forms: ↑till ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Townland — Believed to be of Gaelic origin, a townland is a term for a small geographical unit of land used in Ireland; the term was at one time also used in Scotland. EtymologyThe English term townland is derived from the Old English word tun , in turn… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxgang — Farm derived units of measurement: The rod is a historical unit of length equal to 5½ yards. It may have originated from the typical length of a mediaeval ox goad. The furlong (meaning furrow length) was the distance a team of oxen could plough… …   Wikipedia

  • Danegeld — The runestone U 241 in Lingsberg, Uppland, Sweden, was raised by the grandchildren of Ulfríkr circa 1050 in commemoration of his twice receiving danegeld in England. The Danegeld ( …   Wikipedia

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