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 A’cre-fight.A’cres. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Acre-shot.
 
A land tax. “Acre” is Old English, œcer (land), and “shot” is scot or sceat (a tax).   1
 


 A’cre-fight.A’cres. 

 
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