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Land-labo(u)rer, n. Also: -laborar. [Land n. 4.] = Labourar n. 1a. — 1655 Conv. Burghs III. 423.
Maltmen, litsteris, land laboureris … ar not in capacitie to be magistratis
1664 Edinb. Marriages 411.
Robert Ross, landlabourer
1675 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 291.
It … shall be leasome to any land laborars or others to take … any middings … they shall first … apprehend
1697 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II. 641.
[William Ker], land laborer

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