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Farm, subst. 1) ground let to a tenant: “at my f. I have a hundred milch-kine,” Shr. II, 358. “leased out . . . like to a tenement or pelting f.” R2 II, 1, 60. “let me be no assistant for a state, but keep a f. and carters,” Hml. II, 2, 167.
2) a small, poor estate: “to buy a slobbery and dirty f.” H5 III, 5, 13. “I had sold my f. to buy my crown,” V, 2, 129. “low --s, poor pelting villages,” Lr. II, 3, 17.
3) lease: “the Earl of Wiltshire hath the realm in f.” R2 II, 1, 256.
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