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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Pleuch-silver, -ir, n. [Pleuch n. and siluer.] Only in Caithness and Orkney: ? Money paid in lieu of ploughing due as a service. — 1557 Sutherland Chart. 121.
Octo solidos lie pleuch siluir
1593 Reg. Great S. 1/2.
1600 Ib. 352/1; 1623 Ib. 168/1.

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