1) Apparently an animal, possibly the female ferret or polecat.

1445 Johanni Routh, fratri meo, unam tunicam de geylskinnes, York. In exactly the same year Robert Lokton bequeathed to his servant ‘a doublet of skines of gelle’, Hutton upon Derwent. The OED has one example of ‘gill’ from 1440 and offers ‘apron’ as the meaning.

dates 1445

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