striving irons

1) Part of the harness for draught horses, found only in the East Riding. It may have been a local alternative for iron traces since the two terms do not occur together.

1570 two payer of strivinge Irons, Spaldington

1575 ij yockes a teame, a payr of strifyng iorons, South Cave

1582 a plough shackle another little shackle striving irons horse geare, Faxfleet

1624 teames & yoakes striving irons & harrowes, South Cave.

dates 1570 1575 1582 1624

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