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market clearing

The process of moving to a position where the quantity supplied is equal to the quantity demanded, or the assumption that economic forces always ensure the equality of supply and demand. ...

Landscape History: The Countryside

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H. S. A. Fox

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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...of population pressure. The evidence of the one‐inch map adds new touches to this picture of activity. The generally dispersed nature of settlement (about 38 names in the 25 square mile sample) matches the documentary evidence of 13th‐century land grants relating to assarts (clearings) in remote locations. The pattern made by the lanes is a tangled one with many loops which have no apparent rationale, a bequest perhaps from a pattern of haphazardly wandering tracks through heath and wood . Many of the place‐names tell of the wooded or heathy environments (a...