1) An osier or pliant branch woven between the upright stakes in a laid hedge.

1616 Clyff common hedge … they went far to get ther stakes and yeathers, Brandsby. It was an alternative word for winding: 1618 I founde a burthinge of wynding or yeathering brought forth of Awmett and sealed in the whynnes, Brandsby.

places Brandsby
dates 1616 1618

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