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small holding

noun, British
1.
a piece of land rented or sold to a farmer by county authorities for purposes of cultivation.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
Related forms
small holder, noun
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  • Each pen had a small holding area attached, to allow a wolf to be separated from the group for medical treatment.
  • They were farmers from one of the small holding farms that so many of the world's poor try to survive by.
  • The filter press filtrate drains to a small holding tank that is also tested.
  • It was equipped with breath alcohol testing equipment and contained a small holding cell.
  • The batter is pumped through the application equipment and the excess flows back to the small holding tank.
  • The unit could be a portable cart-mounted pump and bag filter, with a small holding tank.

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