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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Land-mesour, n. Also: -missure. [e.m.E. land-mesur, -measure (1499, 1581).] = Land-met(t,n. — 1592 Conv. Burghs I. 380.
Ane extortioun … in taking four bollis greit salt, land missure, of ilk schip and bark
1596 Ib. 476.
For … taking away of the grit diuersite of the land mesouris of pek and furlott, it is … statut … that the said land mesour throw all the burrowis … salbe maid … conforme to the … furlott of Lynlythquow
1597 Ib. II. 5.
Anent the xij act … concerneing the land mesour and watter mettis

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