1) The soe or tub had two ‘ears’ so that it could be carried on a stang or pole (OED).

1611 1 soe & soestange, Brandsby

1612 40 longe yonge ashes thicker then a soestange, Brandsby. Doncaster had a street called Sostange Lane in 1572.

dates 1572 1611 1612

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