1) A sieve, especially one for bolting meal.
1377 ‘j sieve for bolting meal’, Hackness
c.1535 a kettle and a tempse, Bridlington
1622 3 sives, 2 tempses and 2 ruddles iijs iiijd, Bingley
1674 a Tiffany Tems a haire Tems, Doncaster
1739 two silk themsis two hair themsis, East Riddlesden. It was used occasionally as a verb: 1626 ‘No baker to teach any person to bolte, tems or weigh any kind of meale’, Beverley
1642 to measure the meale therein ... before it bee tempsed, Elmswell, and in a variety of compound terms: 1598 One temsinge troughe, Wearmouth
1674 in the Meale Chamber ... a Leaven Tubb & Temsing Tubb, Doncaster.