Word of the day

Bovate – an old English unit of land area measurement equivalent to one-eighth of a carucate, based on land fertility and cultivation it was about 15 to 20 acres; an oxgang; as much land as an ox can plow in an annual season.

2 Responses to Word of the day

  1. Freddy says:

    I once cultivated 250 acres in one night doing the night shift, 7pm-7am, up on the high plains of Montana. That was along time ago, I guess today you could double that.


  2. Paul Scott says:

    Yes that’s right, and a Bovate, is that area that a Bovine can eat in day. I think Freddy up there must be pulling the leg., no single tractor can plough 374 Bovates in a night.


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