1) A skin or hide, a term found occasionally in connection with furriers (OED).

In 1354, the Beverley skinners were ordered not to mix lambskin with budge fur and a Scarborough inventory of 1395 had a cloak mixto cum pelle de bevyr. In 1667-70, Isaac Blackborne of Leeds was fined 13s 4d for scouring hides levand’ pelles, or ‘fouling the water by washing his lymed skins where the people take water for preparing their victuals’. In the inventory of a Selby fellmonger we have: 1685 40 calfe skins, 4s

3 doz. of pells at 4s, 12s.

dates 1354 1395 1667-1670 1685

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