1) A word found occasionally in clothiers’ inventories from the seventeenth century. It is a short length of cloth, sometimes a piece cut off because it is damaged (EDD).

1618 one brybe of unmilned cloth, beinge fyve yeards, ixs, Cottingley

1678 For one bribe And Wooll, Ł3, Barnoldswick.

dates 1618 1678

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