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Huke-silver, n. [Huke n.1 1 b.] ? A money-payment made in lieu of furnishing a reaper in harvest. — 1623 Reg. Great S. 168/1.
Pro Myrelandnorthin [in Caithness] … 3 haulkhennis, pretium 6 den., 13 den. pro huik-silvir, [etc.]

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