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Subject: Re: Eaton Socon Overseers (of the Poor) Account book 1800, note 76
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 13:17:25 EDT
In a message dated 23/07/2006 18:10:53 GMT Standard Time,
A new phrase in here to me "1 load of roots" . Do they mean like
edible ones, carrots, turnips, etc, or something else?
I would say turnips, edible by both animals and humans. Farmers called them
'roots' ('We'll turn the sheep onto the roots tomorrow, the clover's about
Geoffrey Woollard in Cambridgeshire (once a sheep farmer!).
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