1) The fibre of flax, hemp or jute prepared for spinning.
1558 with the towe in the garth, South Cave
1562 halfe my towe of hemp and flaxe that is brayked, Sutton Bonnington
1570 Item towe and lyne soated [sic] and unbreakede, Spaldington
1629 16s in full for flax, towe, nails and other things, Elmswell
1668 Item two stone of Tow, Slaithwaite.