rig, rig-length

In Scotland, a rig was a strip of plowed ground. The rig-length was a casual unit of distance, in concept similar to the English furlong, and variously described as 200 to 270 yards long. As a unit of land area, the rig was a rig-length long and 15 feet wide.

John Jamieson.
Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language.
(1887 Supplement)

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