1) For an 'ale'.

In The Freres Tale Chaucer wrote, c.1386, ‘they were gladde for to fille his purs And make him grete festes atte nale’, that is ‘at an ale’ or drinking festival. The term survived: 1533 We present ... for a nale keppenge Wylliam fell, Wakefield. See KHPN40.

places Wakefield
dates 1533

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