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.

dates 1400-1499 1500 1515 1582

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