clean deals

1) In most contexts the meaning of ‘clean’ is absolutely clear but references to ‘clean’ deals needs some explanation.

1705 300 clean deals cost Ł32 5s, Esholt. Perhaps Henry Best gives us the meaning in his Farming Book, in the section devoted to Firre Deales: 1642 all of one length, all of one breadth, and all of one thickenesse, and then are they ready without any further cuttinge or waste, Elmswell.

places Elmswell Esholt
dates 1642 1705

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