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assart

(əˈsɑːt)
n
an area of land that has had trees and undergrowth removed and the ground broken up in preparation for cultivationthe process of preparing land for cultivation by removing trees and undergrowth and breaking up the ground
vb
to remove trees and undergrowth and break up (the ground) to prepare land for cultivation
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His great-grandfather was Robert Lock (1819--1907), who, with two of his brothers, had been a dancer in the set at Field Assarts, half a dozen miles distant, during the first half of the nineteenth century.
Most of these assarts, as they were called, seem to have emerged in wooded areas.
Marlboro Lights was the only out-of-stock at Assarts Farm, while three stores did not sell The Sun because newsagents traded nearby.
Petitioners were now allowed to make assarts (clearances), at a price determined by the crown.
She finds that more intensive cultivation (occurring at the same time as an increase in sheep-raising), forest assarts, and the peasants' renting (or buying) of the sipahi's hassa (the Ottoman cavalryman's personal domain within the timar fief) met to some degree the growing food demands, although the rate of food production did not keep pace with the population growth.
As for the core of the study - the study of Europe's self-definition through its complex domination and absorption of its neighbors in the period from 950-1350 - the author dominates his material with a powerful, one might even say Norman, combination of intuitive strategy, analytic penetration and well-chosen assarts.
Assarts Farm gave out a voucher to be redeemed on a subsequent visit because milk in litre packs was out of stock.
ANALYSIS -- PRICING AND AVAILABILITY ACROSS SPAR Midlands NE NW Spar Spar Spar Assarts Farm Parkway Bramhall Lane Nuthall Newcastle Stockport Nottingham upon Tyne Cheshire Coke, 500ml 0.