South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, om round + schryving writing (from schryf write).
A written description of the boundaries of a property, provided for the owner by the official body authorizing the sale.
1905G. Baumann inBaumann & BrightLost Republic (1940) 241The owner was..provided with a dual Title. The first part consisted of an ‘Omschryving’ (description, literally means ‘written round’) of the lines and beacons of the farm, and its approximate area; the second part of this Title was a rough and very inaccurate sketch of the ground.
1905G. Baumann inBaumann & BrightLost Republic (1940) 242Moffat..said in his ‘Omschryving’..that the first beacon stood in a certain magnetic direction from this point, and then proceeded to describe the other beacons of the farm.
1924G. Baumann inBaumann & BrightLost Republic (1940) 107The beacon should have been some four or five hundred yards nearer the original farm...This my calculation and plotting verified, and it was also in accord with the old ‘Omschryving’.
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