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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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(Pleuch-,) Pleughgang, n. Also: ploucht-, plough- and -gange. [Only Sc., f. Pleuch n. and Gang n., prob. on the analogy of Oxgang n.] A measure of arable land. = Pleuchland n. 1548 Reg. Cupar A. II. 54.
The hereȝeldis of ilk ploucht gang of land thairof … to be vptakin and inbrocht to our vse
1639 Argyll Synod I. 12.
Everie kirk officer was in use of being payed of a half firlot of meall of everie four horse ploughgang of land
1657 Retours Inq. Spec. Inverness (84).
Ane pleughgange of land of old extent
1667 Justiciary Ct. Rec. I. 226.
40 sh. yearly as the viccarage of the pleughgang of Carimuir and as much for the pleughgate of Caringring
1705 Kirkcaldy Presb. 12 July.
Plough gang

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