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tack

in Scots property law, another word for LEASE.

TACK, Scotch law. A contract of location by which the use of land, or any other immovable subject, is, set to the lessee or tacksman for a certain yearly rent, either in money, the fruits of tho ground, or services. Ersk. Prin. Laws of Scot. B. 2, t. 6, n. 8; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 209. This word is nearly synonymous with lease.

References in classic literature ?
But, the succeeding fraction of a moment, so that Jerry, leaping, missed even the shadow of it, the mainsail, with a second crash of blocks on traveller, had swung across and filled on the other tack.
Still the Ghost tore along, till the boat dwindled to a speck, when Wolf Larsen's voice rang out in command and he went about on the starboard tack.
I was not a hundred yards from her when the wind came again in a clap; she filled on the port tack and was off again, stooping and skimming like a swallow.
We must tack within three arrow flights, or we may find a rock through our timbers.
I fear that we can scarce bide upon this tack," cried Hawtayne; "and yet the other will drive us on the rocks.
And as we laid out on the next tack to wind-ward, I bent a piece of line to a small grappling hook I had seen lying in the bail-hole.
She stole a glance at Martin, who was busy putting the boat about on the other tack, and she could have hated him for having made her do an immodest and shameful thing.
HUNDREDS of sharp tacks were put on a BMX track used by children over the weekend in a move that has been described as "sabotage".
WHAT YOU'LL NEED * 2 silver tinsel backdrops (grab them at a party store) * 2 curtains * fishing line *pushpins, tacks or gaffer's tape (found at Home Depot) * floor pillows
A CYCLIST was left with horrific injuries and others reported minor crashes after tacks were alleg-edly thrown on to the road during the weekend's 15,000-strong Velothon.
ONE cyclist was left with horrific injuries and others reported minor crashes after tacks were allegedly thrown onto the road during the weekend's 15,000-strong Velothon.