1) One of the pieces of timber on which the boards of a floor are laid.
1358 Item, pro gistez et soles xxs, York
1379-80 et in j ligno emp. de Johanne Goldesmyth pro j gyste pro le flore in clocher – 3d , Ripon
1415 De xij geists emptis de Agnete Gretland, York
1478-9 pro opera carpentr. 3d ... sarracione vij gystez 4d, Ripon
1523 Item for geystes to the same howse xviijd ... for v bordes vijd, York
1620 three jeestes of timber , Thirsk
1625 Item 26 scoor gysts and other coup timber, 12s 0d, Knaresborough
1682 lay on one flower [floor] the length of the whole building with summers and jysts ... seaven inches and three inches, Scriven
1737 gise, dormands and flooring, Bishop Monkton. The later spellings vary considerably and they may have been used in other timber constructions: 1621 Eighteen jeice, 15 firr boards, South Cave
1625 26 scoor gysts and other coup timber 12s, Knaresborough
1776 jice, spars, timber , Holmfirth.