abthane


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abthane

(ˈæbˌθeɪn)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a territorial possession of the early Scottish church
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Among these are abthane, a steward; antigrope los maker, maker of waterproof leggings; bodger, a craftsman who made wooden chair-legs and spars on a lathe set up in workshops in the woods; dog whipper , a man who dealt with dogs disturbing church services, partic= ularly when fox tails were nailed to the church door as evidence of capture for bounty; pleacher, a hedge-layer; rapper man , a pits haft worker responsible for giving signals at the entrance when minders were taken down; toe-rag, a corn porter who would wrap his feet in bandages to stop them being cut on hard grains.