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conacre

/kʌˈneːkər/
noun
1.
(Irish) farming land let for a season or for eleven months
Word Origin
C19: from corn1 + acre
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  • The neighboring gentry are bent, as conacre has ceased to pay, on supplanting the population by cattle.

  • The pig paid the rent, and made manure which was put out on the ground of some neighbouring farmer, hired as 'conacre.'

  • By letting this conacre land in little patches, a high rent is secured, which the tenants have no option but to promise to pay.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker
  • A thousand excuses will be made for taking partners, for subletting on the "conacre" and other systems.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker

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