wipe

1) A ‘wipe’ could be an insult but in this case it may have been a more serious assault.

1664 for frays and blode wipes we doe nott know of aney, Warley.

places Warley Town
dates 1664

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2) A regional word for the lapwing (EDD).

1395 Item pro j dosan partryks iijs ... pro j dosan wypis ijs ... pro ij dosan feldfars js, Whitby.

places Whitby
dates 1395

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