skrapebo

English translation: wasteland

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Norwegian term or phrase:skrapebø
English translation:wasteland
Entered by: Timoshka

05:43 Jul 23, 2009
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Agriculture
Norwegian term or phrase: skrapebo
An 1865 land register described a farm in Norway as having "27.5 maal aaker, 3 maal dyrka eng, 39 maal god og 74 maal medels natureng, og 68 maal skrapebo." (The "o" in "skrapebo" should have a line through it, but computer is acting up tonight!) I'm assuming this is land of lesser quality, but unsure of a precise translation.
Timoshka
Local time: 18:17
wasteland
Explanation:
Hard to find good references, but wasteland or infertile land seems to fit.
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Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 01:17
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Thanks again, Per! I appreciate your help.
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skrapebø
wasteland


Explanation:
Hard to find good references, but wasteland or infertile land seems to fit.

Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 01:17
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 12
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Thanks again, Per! I appreciate your help.
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