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A place where fish can be readily caught, a dam, moat or pond.
places Skerne
dates 1603

A measure of quantity used for eels, twenty-five according to some writers, a term noted as early as 1086.
places Whitby
dates 1394-1396

This verb occurs three times in the accounts of Farnley colliery.
places Farnley
dates 1692 1933

To stab with a knife, to kill by stabbing.
dates 1296 1355 1669

The ‘stick’ was a quantity of eels, although in later references ‘stick-eels’ may have been the smaller fish (OED).
places Beverley
dates 1417

A term of uncertain meaning which occurs quite frequently in documents relating to tanners.
dates 1541 1589 1622 1660

To make the soil heavier.
places Hatfield
dates 1745

A still, a vessel used for distillation.
dates 1463 1508 1548 1567

Almost certainly nails purchased at Stillingfleet where ‘stubs’ were on sale in the same period.
places York
dates 1539-1540

The handle of a plough.
dates 1570 1648

A crutch or long thin pole, possibly a walking aid.
places York Scampston
dates 1291 1472

As a noun this was an allotted number or amount.
dates 1541-1542 1584 1599-1600 1660 1668 1670

The meaning could differ regionally and chronologically, but generally it meant a bullock or heifer up to two years old.
dates 1275 1292 1346 1446-1458 1524 1548 1551 1607 1816

Technically a diminutive of stirk but the evidence suggests that it may actually have had the same meaning.
dates 1312-1313 1456-1457 1485

A farm building where stirks were housed.
dates 1301 1550-1551 1675

An anvil: a word with an Old Norse origin which is on record from a.1295 (OED).
dates 1374 1445 1510 1539 1600 1692

This was a stand for an anvil, and originally it will have been a solid block of wood, a section of a large tree.
dates 1284 1689

A short thick nail, probably a variant or cognate of ‘stub’.
places Stockeld
dates 1578 1580

The stump of a tree; the part left standing when a tree has been felled.

In connection with bees it was usually a swarm but it may occasionally have been a reference to the hive or a wooden block on which the hive was placed.
dates 1500 1600

A term found in the inventories of clothiers which referred to card stocks and comb stocks, and dealt with under those headwords.
places Marsden
dates 1697

A common term or minor place-name in Yorkshire, with examples from the twelfth century.
places Arksey
dates 1166

Cod or ling, split open and cured without salt, dried in the wind and sun.
dates 1305-1306 1446-1458 1510

A dealer in stockfish, possibly with trading links between London and provincial towns.
dates 1527 1542

An obsolete instrument of punishment which consisted of two adjustable planks of wood set one over the other, with holes at the junction to confine a seated prisoner’s ankles.
dates 1522 1619 1653-1654

Of unclear meaning but probably some kind of timber framework for a well, perhaps in the shaft of a draw well.
dates 1189 1334 1401 1637 1751

In the context noted it was probably a waistcoat, of the type worn by men.
places West Riding
dates 1720

As a verb it described the actions of poachers who sought to stun or kill fish by hurling stones into a confined stretch of water.
places Timble
dates 1693

Blind as a stone; that is completely blind.
dates 1535 1711

A kind of catapult or cross-bow, used for shooting stones.
dates 1613 1632 1656 1667

A type of nail, possibly an alternative of ‘stone-brod’.
places Stockeld
dates 1580

Occupational term for workers in stone, which could include breaking, hewing and working; the skill level would be reflected in rates of pay.
dates 1200 1296-1297 1322 1327-1328 1348 1350 1399 1619 1690

A bridge built of stone, found in Yorkshire records from the thirteenth century.
dates 1200-1250 1422 1486 1616

A wooden nail or peg for fixing stone slates, a slate-pin.
dates 1351 1391-1392 1419-1420 1450 1543-1544 1615 1705

A term for any hard variety of coal, especially anthracite (OED).
places Farnley Birstall
dates 1690 1819

Of a horse, entire, not castrated.
dates 1520 1563 1639 1664

A small stone quarry.
places Ovenden Halifax
dates 1538 1651

In use quite late for a stone wall.
places Slaithwaite
dates 1770

Sometimes a man who mined iron-stone rather than one who worked in a quarry.
dates 1568 1573 1651 1654

A mason’s hammer.
places York
dates 1389

A small quarry.
dates 1190-1220 1664 1786

A place where stones can be quarried, specifically those regions in lower Airedale and Wharfedale where limestone boulders could be extracted from glacial deposits.
dates 1619 1629 1685 1717

A regional word for a shock of corn, that is twelve sheaves.
dates 1598 1612 1642

spellings stoup stulp
A pillar or post, usually of wood or stone.
dates 1463 1553 1607 1626 1650 1686

A stud, that is a short piece of timber, particularly such as were used for the uprights in a timber-framed house.
dates 1284 1434-1435 1446 1582 1658 1739

spellings stud
An obsolete spelling of stud, that is the ornamental studs on a belt or girdle.
places Clint Thirsk Adel
dates 1530 1538 1543

Of uncertain meaning but linked to opening up soughs and ventilation gates.
dates 1640 1692 1708 1765 1774

Thin pieces of timber.
places Swaledale
sources NYCRO No. 31
dates 1671

One who keeps in store.
dates 1309 1321-1322

A place-name element of Old Norse origin, usually said to mean ‘plantation, brushwood’.
dates 1219 1286 1297 1300 1316

A young castrated ox.
dates 1166 1346 1395-1396 1488 1535 1588 1642

A diminutive of stot.
dates 1481 1518 1542 1574

Possibly a nail used in setting up stoops or posts, but the one example noted occurs in a context of daubing, walling and roofing, so it may be for ‘stouring brod’.
places Bedale
dates 1443

An alternative spelling of ‘stower’, a wooden pole, stake, or the like, used here in connection with building and repair work.
dates 1316 1371 1419

For securing stours or stowers.
dates 1413-1414 1416-1417 1504

spellings stow shred
To cut down or shorten.
dates 1447 1606 1608 1617 1692

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