1) From overseas, a term used for imported items.

1509 To Sir Thomas Pilley ... a overse bed, York

1544 an oversee coverynge of a bedde, Wakefield

1562 A carpet of overse worke, xiijs iiijd, Allerton Mauleverer

1612 j paynted oversea chist with bands locke & key, Brandsby

1636 an over-sea hanging of wrought stuffe, Richmond.

dates 1509 1544 1562 1612 1636

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