staddle hay

1) Hay from the base of the stack, probably spoilt as animal fodder.

1642 Thatchers ... usually make theire sowing bandes of staddle-hay and soe fasten the bottles to the sparres, Elmswell

1702 warned the colliers to keep out ... they had staddle hay enough and brimstone which they would put in amongst it, Bradford.

dates 1642 1702

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