1) A regional word for a shock of corn, that is twelve sheaves.

1598 gleanynge of Corne amongst the stowkes in Harvest tyme, West Riding

1612 for stealing a stowke of rye value 2s 4d, Tanton. In 1642, Henry Best wrote: A good shearer will sheare constantly 10 stookes of Winter-corne in a day ... it is usuall for one man to binde and stooke after 6 or 8 shearers ... stookers have viijd a day, Elmswell.

dates 1598 1612 1642

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