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n. pl. tur·ba·ries
A place where peat can be dug; a peat bog.

[Middle English turbarie, from Anglo-Norman turberie, from Medieval Latin turbāria, from turba, turf, of Germanic origin.]


n, pl -ries
1. (Agriculture) land where peat or turf is cut or has been cut
2. (Law) Also called: common of turbary (in England) the legal right to cut peat for fuel on a common
[C14: from Old French turbarie, from Medieval Latin turbāria, from turba peat, turf]
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This left day-to-day management of the place in chaos, and sparked "unrest among tenants who vied for access to land, turbary and other rights" (23).
The Cessation Of Turf Cutting Compensation Scheme (Ctccs) Was Established In April 2011 To Compensate Land Owners And Turbary Right Holders Affected By The Restrictions On Turf Cutting.
from 2002 to 2009, and served as president and CEO of the Turbary Group from 1997 to 2002.
The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Aspal near Ipswich also gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite species, and the inviting woodland setting of Turbary Woods close to Preston in Lancashire is a haven for owls and other birds.
88) Rights of common include turbary, pasture and piscary: Williams, above n 87, 461.
Most British heathland is common land--privately owned, but with others having certain traditional rights to use it in specified ways, such as grazing livestock, gathering firewood or turbary (digging turf or peat for fuel).
The infamous agent, William Steuart Trench, was commissioned to compile a report on the condition of the estate in 1843; such were the levels of destitution that there was a rent strike and arrests over turbary disputes.
It also stars a golden eagle called Isla who was bred at Glasgow University and now lives at the Turbary House Bird of Prey and Conservation Centre.