slit deals

1) Used of deals ‘a full half inch thick’, in contrast to whole deals which were ‘one inch and a quarter thick’ (OED).

The examples listed here predate that definition by two centuries: 1673 for slittdeals to J Brown 4s 3d, Ripon

1689 40 slitt deales att 8d, Ł3 6 8, Selby.

places Selby Ripon
dates 1673 1689

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