1) Usually a smooth wooden stick with which to stir porridge.

However, an earlier meaning is ‘setting-stick’, quoted by Wright, and that seems more likely in this context: 1618 a chiste, a thiple, a tugwythye, a peate spade, Bingley.

spellings thiple
places Bingley
dates 1618

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