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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Land-mettar, n. Also: -metter. [Cf. e.m.E. landmeasurer (1632).] A land-measurer or surveyor. — 1605–6 Ayr B. Acc. 228.
[For drink to the] land mettaris [of the Sands]
1624 Huntar Weights & Measures 39.
You will find it more easily … compted by the tables, than it can be done by tongue, as the land-metters are accustomed to do

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