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Common land   /kˈɑmən lænd/   Listen
Common land

A pasture subject to common use.  Synonym: commons.

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"Common land" Quotes from Famous Books

... behaviour are regulated by ancient and special laws and tribunals dating from the fourteenth century. At certain times no one is allowed to travel on the same route as the sheep, which have a right to graze on all open and common land on the way, and for which a road ninety yards wide must be left on all enclosed and private property. The shepherds lead the flocks, the sheep follow, and the flock is accompanied by mules carrying provisions, and large dogs ...
— The Naturalist on the Thames • C. J. Cornish

Words linked to "Common land" :   pasture, pastureland, grazing land, lea, ley

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