1) Regularly used to mean ‘until’.

1674 forced to charge four men to watch him while I could come before one of his Majesties Justices of Peace, Quarmby

1725 left his apprentice to worke two or three days whilst he came again, Kildwick

1741 broil it before the fire while it be enough, Pontefract

1774 I suppose he will expect security for the money whilst it be collected, Holmfirth

1797 leading wheat while noon when it came rain, Sessay.

spellings whilst
dates 1674 1725 1741 1797

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