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“Flat”; As another term for apartment, was first used in Scotland in the 18th century. Originally another term for landing (i.e. the 'flat' part at the top of a flight of stairs) it came to also refer to the apartments whose doors opened out onto the 'flats'.
“Blak maill"; Maill is Scots for rent. 'Blak maill' was rent money that a landlord extorted from a landowner as 'protection' against possible damage to the landowner's property.
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