1) A yearling sheep, once shorn.
The spelling is first noted in the ordinances of the skinners which are undated but probably of the fifteenth century: si ascun homme vende ... sherlynges en fururs dagneaux ... qil paie di. marc, York
1500 furrs of boge or scherlyngs, York
1515 v yowes and shirlings, South Ottrington
1582 fell or furre of broge or sherlings lambe furre, York.