In Yorkshire, England, ? – 19th century, a unit of entitlement to grazing privileges on the commons.
|Animals put to graze||Number of Gates|
|1 full-grown horse||2|
|3 twenters (a twenter is a 2-year-old heifer)||2|
|2 stirks (a stirk is a 1-year-old calf)||1|
|1 stag (a stag is a 2-year old colt)||1½|
Old Country and Farming Words.
English Dialect Society, number 30.
London: Trübner and Co., 1880.
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