mop fairs

mop fairs
   see *hiring fairs.

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  • Fair — Market held at regular intervals, usually once to twice a year. Fairs tended to offer a wider range of goods than normal markets. They were generally licensed by either the King, a local lord, or a chartered town, hence the Charter Fairs still… …   Medieval glossary