1) Gray, silvery-gray or white, used particularly of horses.
1345 unum equum album qui vocatur lyard, Brompton
1429 a white horse called Lyard, York
1452 unum palefridum vocatum Lyard Gig, Masham
1476 myne graye ambuling horse callid lierd Dale, Old Malton. These were effectively names, and the colour was characteristically linked with a family or place which identified where the horse came from: 1257 et j pullum nigrum liard, Harpham
1495 Johanni Aske lyard Otteley, York
1503 Adć Copley arm. j equum voc lyard Baraclogh, Clotherholme
1508 xxxiijs iiijd pro j equo succuss’ vocat. Lyerd Banys, York. See NH139-44.