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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Land-teilling, -tileing, -tilling, -tealling, n. [ME. Lond-tiling (c 1420).] Tilling of land. Cf. Land-labouring, Land-plewing. — 1660 Stitchill Baron Ct. 20.
John Guttraw is … assoilȝied of 4 libs. acclamed fra him be William Taillȝier for land teilling
1667 Ayr & W. Coll. IV. 73.
[He] received … 40 s. for land tileing
1676 Cunningham Diary .
I promised him two yoaking of land tilling this year
1706 Ayr & W. Coll. IV. 219.
[£22, 4 s.] of bygone rent, land tealling [etc.]

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