How to use virgate in a sentence

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These villages were then spelt Blachesleune and Atenestone and containing seven hides and one virgate of land.
Examples from Classical Literature
And as four virgates went usually to each hide, so each virgate should contribute 116 of a scutum.
The heriot of a virgate was generally an ox, or money payment of its value.
Is it right to assume that this virgate may be taken as a pattern of the rest?
The virgate and the hide were probably, like the acre, actual holdings before they were adopted as abstract land measures.
Further facts relating to the hide and the virgate are elicited by extending the inquiry into the west of England.
Thus the boor is put before us as a tenant with a house and a yardland or virgate, and two plough oxen.
The virgate or yard-land was the normal holding, as it was afterwards.
In the one case it would resemble our virgate, in the other our half-hide.
So again, if a iugum is quartered, its quarter can be called a virgate.
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