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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Farding, n. Also: fardyng, fardin, -ine, -en(e, -ein. [e.m.E. farding, -yng (16th c.), var. of farthing, ME. ferthing, OE. féorðing, -ung.]

1. A farthing. 14.. Acts I. 303/2.
Of ilk sek of corne … , and it excede a bol, it sal gyf … a farding
Ib. 304/2.
Of a hid at the oute passing a fardyng
1468 Acts II. 92/1.
That … the small penny and the fardyng sal haue the same cours that thai hade of befor the first proclamacione made in the parliament
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 328.
Seing that Christ hes already … payit God for the outmest fardine he could crave of vs
1596 Dalr. II. 113/30.
The peple called Cornubii … not granteng a farding to the king
1631 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 7.
Tuentie merk gevin … James Steuart, bailyie, … quhen he raid last to Edinburgh about the coinyie of fardingis
1656 Blairs P. 90.
He camme to me, not hauing ane farding in his pokat

2. Farding land, the fourth part of a pennyland. 1507 Orkney Rentals I. 80.
The bischoppis land xvij d terre & iij farding terre
1554 Inverness Sheriff Ct. 28.
The said fardin land is haldin in superioritie off the ayris off Wm Angus
1567 Rec. Earld. Orkney 285.
[I] be the tenour of this present writ sellis … ane half fardein land
1672 Highland P. I. 254.
The farding-land of Eddercalloch, … the farden-land of Lewnow

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