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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Manure, n. Also: -uire, -ar, -er, mann(o)ur, -or. [e.m.E. meanor, menar, manure, dung or compost as a fertiliser (1549), cultivation of land (1677); f. Manure v.]

1. The utilizing, farming or cultivation (of land).Also *Half-manure n. (in Additions and Corrections to vol. III). 1561–2 Dumfries B. Ct. 51 b.
To decist & ceis fra all occupatione & manar of ane yard on the vest part of Raffell Dowb
(1413) Bisset I. 314/30.
The foirsaid Donald had maid manure and purprision upon his foirsaid lord erles eard and land [in the Lennox]
Ib. 315/3.
Manuire

2. Manure, fertiliser. 1685 Acts VIII. 495/1.
To … delve up corn ground, meadow ground or suard ground for making maner or fulȝie to their lands
a1688 Wallace Orkney (2 ed.) 72.
The most ordinary mannour they have … is sea-weed
Ib. 48. 1699 Belhaven Rudiments i.
The mannurs or goodings proposed

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