1) Infected with ‘measles’, a disease in swine produced by the scolex of the tapeworm (OED).

1519 Item Hew Yeuan de Ricall for selling messell porke xxd, Selby. In 1659, the butchers in Beverley were threatened with heavy fines should they attempt to sell swynes fleshe mezled or flesh dead of the murren. The Corporation was simply responding to the laws of the Realm.

spellings messell
places Selby Beverley
dates 1519 1659

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