thirding

A custom practised at the universities, where two thirds of the original price is allowed by the upholsterers to the students for household goods returned to them within the year.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Third"ings (?), n. pl. Eng.Law

The third part of the corn or grain growing on the ground at the tenant's death, due to the lord for a heriot, as within the manor of Turfat in Herefordshire.

 

© Webster 1913.

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