1) An uncommon word, possibly a form of maslin, a metal akin to brass.

The few examples noted are from Yorkshire sources: 1371 Et in xxj lb de messyng emptis de Ricardo Kyng, 3s 6d, York

1379 In ij petr. ij lb de messyng emp. 4s 2d, Ripon

1400 unam pelvim cum uno lavacro de messyng, Cottingham

1433 medietatem omnium vasorum meorum de pewter et messyng, Swine.

dates 1371 1379 1400 1433

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