1) Hides of animals that had died.

The OED has a reference from 1892 to ‘fallen fleeces’ which were ‘taken from the dead carcases of sheep … and therefore diseased’: 1578 Item for a fallen bull hyd, Stockeld

1580 Item reseaved … for ij shepe skynes and iij fallen calfe skynes, Stockeld

1617 one fallen oxe hide, Almondbury.

dates 1578 1580 1617

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