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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Pleuch-, Pleugh(e)gate, -gait(t, n. [Only Sc. and northeastern English. Cf. north. e.m.E. plewegait (of land) (1565).] A measure of arable land. = Pleuchland n. 1611 Fife Synod 42.
Ilk housband man labouring ane pleuch gaitt of land
1616 Reg. Great S. 530/1.
Necnon carrucatam seu pleughgaitt terre nuncupat.
1628 Rep. Hist. MSS., Var. Coll. V. 129.
Pleughe gait
1667 Justiciary Ct. Rec. I. 226 (see Pleuchgang n.).

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