given rig

   obsolete Scottish
   a plot of land left uncultivated to placate the devil
   An example of the common practice of seeking to mollify the devil and discourage him from harming the rest of the farm:
    'The Gi'en Rig', which was set apart or given to the Diel, to obtain his good will. (J. F. S. Gordon, 1880: however, our modern set-aside of agricultural land as dictated by Brussels seems to attach no comparable benefits for the rest of the holding)

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