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ley

 (lā, lē)
n.
Variant of lea.

ley

(leɪ; liː)
n
1. (Agriculture) arable land put down to grass; grassland or pastureland
2. (Physical Geography) Also called: ley line a line joining two prominent points in the landscape, thought to be the line of a prehistoric track
[C14: variant of lea1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ley - a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestockley - a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
common land, commons - a pasture subject to common use
cow pasture - a pasture for cows
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
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After several years in a bare condition, the array of plots was put into set-aside, being sown with a temporary ley grass mixture on April 22, 1991 (Fullen, 1998).
One of the main bones of contention is the way that set-aside is to be implemented, with farmers in England having to recalculate their 8pc set-aside after including all their temporary leys into the equation, meaning a much larger set-aside requirement for some individual farmers.

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