ostery

1) Characteristic spellings of hostelry or hostry.

1477 that no man ne woman within this said citie ... holde non osterie commune without that thai have a sygne ower thare dore, York

1554 a payn that everye man that kepethe anne ostre or In shal set uppe a Syne before hys doure, Wakefield. The meaning is not always so clear: 1583 with other hustilment in the barnes, viijs, in the ostry cart gere and hustilment ijs, Ripon.

spellings ostry ostre
dates 1477 1554 1583

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