1) The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died a natural death (OED).

1457-8 In Alloc. Pro le Mortis pell pro ijbus annis, Fountains Abbey. They were used by sadlers: 1532 and for every dacre of mortes of two yere olde and above 10s … and for all mortes under the age of two yeres, one halffe dacre of whit ledder to th’owse [use] of the said monastery withowt eny odre payment, Fountains Abbey.

dates 1457-1458 1532

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