House-, fire-, hedge-, and hay-boot

Source: The Landlords Law. 7th ed. Savoy: E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1727 (pg. 179).

    If the Tenant have a Right to use the Woods, that Sort
  of Common is known by the several Names of House-boot,
  Fire-boot, Hedge-boot, and Hay-boot; and these every Lessee
  for Life or Years, if not restrained by any particular
  Covenant, may take by Law, tho' not authorized by any
  particular Agreement: And he who has a Right to one may
  take the Rest, but must take Care not to cur more than he
  has Occasion for; and may, as it seems, cut Wood for such
  Purposes some Time before he use the same, that it may grow
  dry and fit for Use. But the Wood for Fire-boot must be
  consumed in the Housing on the Land leased; the House-boot,
  for repairing such Houses; and so of Hay-boot and Hedge-boot,
  or else the Tenant will be guilty of Waste.

Source: Robinson, Walter. Landlord's Pocket Lawyer; or, the Complete Landlord and Tenant. London: S. Bladon, 1780 (pg. 28).

    House-boot is of two kinds, the one to repair the houses,
  the other to burn, which is calle fire-boot.

    There is an estover called plough-boot, viz. stuff to mend
  the tenant's ploughs, carts, harrows, wains, and for making
  rakes and forks, for getting in his hay and corn.

    The estover called hedge-boot, or hay-boot, is timber and
  wood for making gates and stiles, and boughs and bushes for
  mending and repairing hedges and fences.

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