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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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49 words

Originally an approximate measure of land which a yoke of oxen could plough in a day, it was standardized by ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
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History, Regional and National History
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103 words

a unit of territorial measurement that, in Ireland as elsewhere, could have varying meanings. In different contexts an ‘acre’ could ...

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

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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101 words

Derived from Old English aecer or Old Norse akr, ‘plot of cultivated land’. Originally an approximate measure of land which a yoke of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards (0.405 hectare). In Old English, æcer denoted the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plough in a day; it is a word of Germanic origin, ... More

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