1) Tow was the fibre of flax, hemp or jute, prepared for spinning, and it gave its name to a type of linen material.

1587 fyve yerdes of clothe made of lynetowe, Methley

1596 Item lyne towe & yerne, 6s 8d, Knaresborough

1658 1 dusan of linan napkins, 1 dusan lintow napkins, Selby

c.1686 napkings ... three being of lin & three of Linetow, Conistone.

dates 1587 1596 1658 1686

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