1) Of the best quality, fine, delicate, used especially of hemp.

1532 ij pare of harden shettes, ij pare of hempe tere, Water Fryston

1558 a smocke of hemp teare, Pontefract

1637 lynnen yearne & lynnen teare 4s, Selby

1668 Item foure pund & ˝ of teare yearne 6s 9d Item sixe pound of Courser yearne 4s 6d, Slaithwaite.

dates 1532 1558 1637 1668

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