1) A rare verb, explained by one editor as the process of whitening and bleaching leather, and by another as a currier’s word, used when a pelt is split and the layer of fat between the flesh and the grain removed.

c.1425 Item for a dakyr of leddyr fresyng and dightyng redy to the gyrdelar ... viijd, York

1472 vj lb plumbi rubei, fresed leder, ij lb ocor, York.

places York
dates 1425 1472

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