ring sieve

1) A reeing sieve.

1410 j schakyngsiff, j tempse, j ryyngsiff cum iiij rothers, York. Noted in several South Cave inventories: 1558 one meyll syve one ryenge syve one temse: 1609 2 Rying sives two riddles & a temse. In the meaning suggested by the editor the first element was interpreted literally but I believe these were ‘reeing’ sieves.

places York South Cave
dates 1410 1558 1609

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