1) The waxed thread used by cobblers (EDD), a regional variant of ‘lingel’ which is on record from 1440 in the OED.

1642 Coblers ... have now vjd a day and theire meate because cappinge leather is soe deare. They are to bringe with them cappinge leather and thrid whereon to make illions, Elmswell.

places Elmswell
dates 1642

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