1) This common moorland plant had varied uses, notably as material for thatching.
2) A long slender fish found in the seas of northern Europe.
1416-7 ‘And for 2 salted fish called ling purchased from William Benyngholm this year 3s ’, Selby
1580 for a dry lynge ixd, for freshe fyshe xijd, Stockeld
1613 Saltfishe bought at Malton ... lynges a quarter cost xxviijs, Brandsby.