Eàrlaid

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Èarlaid was the right sometimes sold by an outgoing to an incoming tenant to enter into possession of the arable land early in Spring - the incomer doing the ploughing, sowing and planting, and subsequently claiming the resulting crop. It is in vogue only in places where Whitsunday is the removal term for farmers.

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  • This article incorporates text from "Dwelly's [Scottish] Gaelic Dictionary" (1911). Èarlaid