1) The action of lopping off branches, or the branches and twigs cut off in that process.

1563 to take for their fuel or firewood all plashings of hedges, and shreddings and stovings of trees growing in the hedgerows, Scagglethorpe

1622 and stowing of all trees and hedging in the said Grains, Glaisdale.

spellings stowing
dates 1563 1622

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