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small holding

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noun British.
  1. a piece of land rented or sold to a farmer by county authorities for purposes of cultivation.

Origin of small holding

First recorded in 1890–95
Related formssmall holder, noun
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  • For the Coltsfoot bungalow was unusually ugly even for an Essex small-holding.

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