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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Half-akyr, -ai(c)ker, n. [ME. half acre, OE. healf æcer.] A half-acre. Also attrib. with heved, end. — c 1350 Liber Dryburgh 231.
Apud le Halfakyrhevedys
1589 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 137.
At everie half aiker end of the said commoun land
1689 Lanark B. Rec. 232.
To sell the tounes four halfe aickers by roup

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