1) The summer period in the farming year when sheep were clipped.
1454 Item for the floks att klyppynge gangynge ou’ the pastour by iij yere, xs, Fountains Abbey
1550 vj yowes with vj lambes to be payed at clipping tyme next, South Cave
1591 and then were removed into Tanfeild parishe and there renewed and lambed and remained until clippinge tyme, Aldborough
1642 from lambinge time ... till clippinge time, which is aboute midsummer, Elmswell.