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Land-met(t, n. [Land n.1 1; Met n. measure.] The measure of various commodities which was used on land or ashore, as opposed to the watter-met (q.v.) used on ship-board. 1508 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 118.
Swa that the chalder be the watter met contene xviij bollis land mett
1582 Ib. IV. 235.
Fyndis the watter mettis and land mettis of this burgh … at thair port … of Leyth to be … decayet
Ib. 236.
Half boll mettis, to witt, ane sort of watter mett to serue for the quheitt, rye, peyis, beynis and salt; and the vther sort … for beir and aittis, of ilk sort twa; and for the land mett siclyke
1593 Edinb. Test. XXV. 244 b.
xxx bollis grit salt land met price of the boll xxx s.
1595 Ib. XXVII. 361. 1598 Conv. Burghs II. 26.
Ilk brugh … to reporte thair … delegence … in haifing [and] vsing the land mettis and watter mettis
1614 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 116.
The deyne of gild … declayret that the land mets wer brokkin befoir the lairds of Colingtoun [etc.], justices of peax
1655 Conv. Burghs III. 402.
The meall firlott of land mett [is] to hauld tuentie ane peckis and ane mutchkin

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