1) Used of the colour of cattle, in the sense of mottled or speckled.

Wright has examples from 1788: 1575 a whye wiche was under my harlde cowe, Downholme

1748 one red harled cow, Stockton. Note: 1592 unto my wife Alison ... in consideration of hir widowe right ... the wharrell cowe, Grinton.

spellings wharrell
dates 1575 1592 1748

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