parser

1) An obsolete spelling of ‘piercer’, that is a tool or instrument for piercing or boring holes.

The earliest references occur in connection with coopers and masons: 1400 duo parsures, unum spigot, wymbill, unum thixtill, York

1498 ij les parsors pro cementariis, York

1541-2 Item for a parser, jd, York

1589 2 iron wedges a parcer, South Cave.

spellings percer parcer
places York South Cave
dates 1400 1498 1541-1542 1589

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