tacksman


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tacksman

(ˈtæksmən)
n, pl -men
a leaseholder, esp a tenant in the Highlands who sublets
[C16: from tack4]
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TACKSMAN II was one the most highly funded system of CIA.
However, to preserve the local flavour, he sensibly borrows Scottish words such as coot (166), kail (186), plaid (189), kirk (189), glen (219), lough (228), brogues (253), filibeg (256), cairn (261), sgailc (265), dun (303), laird (334), tacksman (335), quern (369) and seanachadhis (387).
Insulanus's sources include other reliable personages such as "NEIL BETTON, a sober judicious person, and elder in the session of Diurinish" and "JOHN MACLEOD, tacksman of Bay in the Isle of Sky, a gentleman not in the least tinctured with enthusiasm" (23, 25).