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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Inland, n. [ME. and OE., the inner part of an estate or manor.]

1. Homestead or infield land on a farm or estate. 1473 Acta Aud. 24/2.
He sall haue for all the days of his lyfe vj acris of corne land of inland, and ij acris of medow at the side
1567 Glasgow Prot. V. 99.
To ilk ane of thaim tofting, crofting, and inland pertenyng to thair malyngis
attrib. 1531 Reg. Soltre 104.
He sall put nay bestiall vpon the inland girs bot to be kepit for the provestis hors
1606 Edinb. Test. XLI. 41.
Of inland aittis xxx bollis aittis, … of feildland aittis xxiiij bollis
Ib. 279.

2. The inlying or central part of a country, as opposed to the borders and outlying districts. = Incuntré n. 1567 Acts II. 31/1.
Diuers subiectis of the inland ... payand thame [border outlaws] blak maill
1573 Sat. P. xlii. 158.
Seing thair teindis sa weill thay [sc. the inhahitants of Galloway] pay … As ony in the inland heir
1587 Acts II. 422/1.
The landislordis quha hes thair landis liand in far hielandis or bordouris, they makand residence thame selffis in the inlandis [etc.]
1616 Coll. Rebus Alban. 121.
Whairas if thay had bene sent to the inland in thair youthe
1649 Moray Synod 96 (see Heland n. and adj. 1 b (d)).

3. In Aberdeen: The inner portion of a ‘tenement’. 1526 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. I. 154.
All and haill his tenement, that is to say, forland, inland, new and ald barne and ȝard
1535 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XV (J).
To remoif … out of the said inland, thortyrland, yard & forentres
1548 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 260.
He hes vsit and occupeit my inland and warkhouse … , sic lik he hes occupeit my loft and forbuith of my forland induring the said space
1641 Ib. III. 258.
Saisin to be givin … of the foirland and warkhous of the tenement in the Netherkirkget, … and ane wther saising of the inland and yeard of the said tennement
1663 Rec. Marischal Coll. I. 283.
All and haill the foreland at the west, the inlands of the aires of Gilbert Hervie at the south, and the kinges comone gaitt at the north

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