1) This was usually occupational, for the man who pilled or peeled the bark from trees, as in 'pill' above, but it was also a ‘pilling’ implement.

1622 choping knives, 4 pillers, Cottingley. Elsewhere in this man’s inventory were the items in barke and toyles and barke unpilled.

places Bingley
dates 1618

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