1) To pull up weeds.
1446-58 pro messione de xij acris et di. terrć ... et pro lowkyng eiusdem vjd, Fountains Abbey
1580 to Stead wyf for lowkyng iij dais in the gardyn, iijd, Stockeld
1624 paid him for his mowing and his wife’s lowking and hay making 12s, Elmswell
1786 I was looking with the women all day, Sessay. Note: 1642 Lookers have iijd a day, the men that whette their hookes iiijd, Elmswell.