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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Forcop, Foircoip(e, n. [?Norw. forkaup or ON. fararkaup.] A former species of tax in Orkney. — 1502 Orkney Rentals i. 3.
Na forcop in all this parochin
1503 Ib. 41.
Thair said placeis is chargeit with ij d. forcop mair nor the auld extent
1589 Reg. Great S. 565/2.
Cum … custumis lie wattill, foircoip, … scattis, landmaillis [etc.]
c 1642 Orkney Rentals v. 5.
Houbuster sex penny land payis in butt scatt ij leis., in scat silver foircoipe viij s.

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