1) The colour ‘sorrel’, that is reddish-brown or chestnut, used especially of horses.
1420 I will that ... Acris Mersk haue the grey geldyng
Gerard and John my brethir liard botiller and a sorede horse, York
1541 Also I give to John Hadlesay one sored stage to make hyme one horse of, North Duffield
1587 I give to my doughter Jane Barowbie a sowerde mare and a fole, Knaresborough. The spelling ‘sore’ was less common: 1564 Item 2 fylles a dappell graye and a sowre baye, Marske.
2) A buck in its fourth year.
1523 where as the prior and convent of Monkebretton clayme of me of olde custome a buck or a soor against Mary Magdaleyn day yerely I am content they have the same
1621 as fast before the hownds as he could ... thorow my this yere spring ... wher presentlye they brought back by us a fresh sower, Brandsby
1698 An Account Sander gave me of the male deer ... of full bucks four brace ... that were this year sores six brace, Woodsome.