Definition of Crofting

1. n. Croftland.



Definition of Crofting

1. Noun. A form of land tenure and small-scale food production, unique to the Highlands and islands of Scotland, in which individual crofts are established on the better land while a large area of poor-quality hill ground is shared by all the crofters of the township for grazing. ¹

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Definition of Crofting

1. the running of a small farm [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crofting

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crocose
crocosmia
crocosmias
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crocottas
crocs
crocus
crocuses
crocuslike
crocuta
crocutas
croft
crofter
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crofting (current term)
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crohn's colitis
crohn's enteris
crohn's enterocolitis
crohn's ileocolitis
crohn disease
crohn disease: extraintestinal manifestations

Literary usage of Crofting

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1. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"... they met in angles equal to the angle contained by the edges of the knives ¡ and where they met and joined, they ended, without crofting one another. ..."

2. A Picturesque Guide to Bath, Bristol Hot-wells, the River Avon, and the by Julius Ibbetson, John Hassell, John Laporte (1793)
"... painter turns with abhorrence from fuch a jargon of crofting lines, till recollecting that a wood in the ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"The crofting township of tue Highlands is a partial survival of a system of land- tenure once common to the whole of Scotland and prevalent in other ..."

4. Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine, and Annals of Philosophy. (1826)
"There are, strictly speaking, two modes of crofting : the goods are artificially watered from troughs or ... The latter is called dry crofting. 5. Boiling. ..."

5. The Celtic Magazine by Alexander Mackenzie, Alexander Macgregor, Alexander Macbain (1878)
"The old crofting population will emigrate, or migrate when education and other ... By this method the most thrifty and industrious of the- crofting ..."

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