Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Crofting \Croft"ing\, n.
(Textile Manuf.) Exposing linen to the sun, on the grass, in the process of bleaching.
n. 1 A form of land tenure and small-scale food production, unique to the Highlands and islands of Scotland, in which individual crofts are established on the better land while a large area of poor-quality hill ground is shared by all the crofters of the township for grazing. 2 The process of exposing linen to the sun, on the grass, in the process of bleaching.
Crofting is a form of land tenure and small-scale food production particular to the Scottish Highlands, the islands of Scotland, and formerly on the Isle of Man. Within the 19th century townships, individual crofts are established on the better land, and a large area of poorer-quality hill ground is shared by all the crofters of the township for grazing of their livestock.
Usage examples of "crofting".
Whether a writer is a man or woman, there is something masculine in the crofting of a storya casting-out of seed, a hunger that results in a brief spasm of generation.
His chief ethical concern in crofting me a brideindeed, his rationale for tearing my intended companion to pieces before animating herwas that together we might propagate a race of devils.