A strip of arable land formed in the dividing of adjacent plots. [< AnNor. seillon = a measure of land]

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  • Selion — Sel ion, n. [OF. seillon a measure of land, F. sillon a ridge, furrow, LL. selio a measure of land.] A short piece of land in arable ridges and furrows, of uncertain quantity; also, a ridge of land lying between two furrows. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Selion — is a mediaeval open strip of land or small field used for growing crops, usually owned by or rented to peasants. There could often be several selions to the acre. Monasteries or similar institutions were often bequeathed selions and then derived… …   Wikipedia

  • selion — noun A mediaeval open strip of land or small field used for growing crops …   Wiktionary

  • Selion — selions 1) Narrow strip of arable land in an open field. (Bennett, Judith M. Women in the Medieval English Countryside, 235) 2) Plow strip. (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 245) 3) A ridge or narrow strip lying between two… …   Medieval glossary

  • selion — sel·ion …   English syllables

  • selion — ˈselyən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English sellion, from Middle French seillon, a measure of land, from Old French sillon ridge, furrow : one of the strips or ridges of land allotted for cultivation in the open field system …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Ridge-and-Furrow — ♦ Parallel bands of elevated ridges and depressed furrows created by ploughing the selion between the same limits year after year. (Beresford, Maurice and Hurst, John. Wharram Percy: Deserted Medieval Village, 138) …   Medieval glossary

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