set ale

1) A term found only in York, meaning old or stale ale.

1579 doo sell within there howses a wyne quart of sett or stale ale for a penye

1590 that every tipler within the ... cittye shall sell their aile being olde and sett aile for vjd the aile gallon aswell within their howses as without.

places York
dates 1579 1590

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