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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Feld(e) land, Feild land, n. [e.m.E. field land (1669), OE. feldland.] Land consisting of a field or fields. 14.. Acts I. 67/2.
Al that … wonnis in felde land that may nocht eyr na mak tilth wyth oxin
1464 Charter (Reg. H.) C.O. No. 59.
A croft of feld land lyand besid the freris of the said burgh
1501 Acta Conc. III. 12.
Four merkis worth of annuale of feild land liand in competent place
1527 Orkney & Shet. Rec. I. 107.
The … gifft of heretage, feild laund and borowlaund … in Orknay
1570 Inverness B. Rec. I. 183.
His intres of fyve ruidis feyld land … bewest the watter of Ness
1598 Reg. Great S. 311.
Terras campestres lie feildland in Ridlingsyik

b. Attrib. with aitis (oats). 1575 Edinb. Test. III. 332.
Stowkit ellevin scoir [roukis] of feild land aittis
1598 Ib. XXXI. 309 b.
Thrie bollis feildland seid aittis
1606 Ib. XLI. 41.
Of inland aittis xxx bollis, … of feildland aittis xxiiij bollis

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