Steelbow goods
Steelbow goods Steel"bow` goods" (st[=e]l"bou` g[oo^]dz"). (Scots Law) Those goods on a farm, such as corn, cattle, implements of husbandry, etc., which may not be carried off by a removing tenant, as being the property of the landlord. [1913 Webster]

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  • steelbow — ˈstēlˌbō, bau̇ noun Etymology: Middle English stelebow, from stele steel + bow farm stock; from the understanding that the amount must be rigidly preserved and returned more at bower (farm tenant) 1. : the farming stock …   Useful english dictionary

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