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hooves

The term used since the early Middle Ages (also Hube, Huffe, Lahn derived from fiefs) for a farm or homestead (farm) with sufficient arable and pasture land that a family could cultivate and feed. Depending on the size, the owners had corresponding names such as full builders or the Huber (1 hoof / hoof), half-builder (1/2 hoof / hoof), quarter farmer (¼ hoof / hoof) and small house owner (less than ¼ hoof) / Hube). The hooves also served as a unit of measurement for the collection of the manorial taxes and services. From the 9th to the 18th century, an area or field size was also designated. The size varied considerably soil type and land between 20 to 160 morning or 5 to 40 hectare, A king's hoof corresponded to two hooves. See also under space measurements. capacity measures and units,

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