1) The nickname of a horse, probably mischievous.

In 1639, James Mauleverer of Ingleby Arncliffe had horses named Catchpowle ... Buckbraines, Silkewoorme ... Twitchbell, Pepperboxe, Sugerlippes, Honni combe and Canonball. Compared with names in the Tudor period these were eccentric and they read like individual nicknames. It is likely therefore that his horse called Make-shifte was something of a rogue, for this was the contemporary meaning of the word.

dates 1639

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