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virgate

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Adjective, Noun
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vir=gate

CIDE DICTIONARY

virgatea. [L. virgatus made of twigs, fr. virga a twig, rod. See Verge a rod.].
     Having the form of a straight rod; wand-shaped; straight and slender.  [1913 Webster]
virgaten. [LL. virgata, virgata terrae, so much land as virga terrae, a land measure, contains, fr. L. virga a twig, rod.].
     A yardland, or measure of land varying from fifteen to forty acres.  T. Warton.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

virgate, adj. Bot. & Zool. slim, straight, and erect.

virgate, n. Brit. hist. a varying measure of land, esp. 30 acres.

Etymology
med.L virgata (rendering OE gierd- land yard-land) f. L virga rod

ROGET THESAURUS

virgate

Straightness

N straightness, rectilinearity, directness, inflexibility, straight line, right line, direct line, short cut, straight, rectilinear, rectilineal, direct, even, right, true, in a line, unbent, virgate, undeviating, unturned, undistorted, unswerving, straight as an arrow, inflexible, laser-straight, ramrod-straight.


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