Castle Rackrent/Glossary/6

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Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth
Glossary/6: Duty fowls, duty turkeys, and duty geese

GLOSSARY 6. DUTY FOWLS, DUTY TURKEYS, AND DUTY GEESE.—

In many leases in Ireland, tenants were formerly bound to supply an inordinate quantity of poultry to their landlords. The Editor knew of thirty turkeys being reserved in one lease of a small farm.