Dunmow there was an ancient custom in the priory, that if any person from any part of England, would come thither, and humbly kneel at the church­door, before the convent, and solemnly take the ensuing oath, he might demand a stitch or gammon of bacon, which should be freely given him.
You shall swear by the custom of our confession
That you never made any nuptial transgression,
Since you were married man and wife,
By houshold brawls or contentious strife;
Or otherwise, in bed or at board,
Offended each other in deed or in word;
Or since the parish clerk said amen
Wished your selves unmarried again;
Or in a twelvemonth and a day
Repented not in thought any way;
But continued true and in desire,
As when you joined hands in holy quire.
If to these conditions, without all fear,
Of your own accord you will freely swear;
A gammon of bacon you shall receive,
And bear it hence with love and good leave;
For this is our custom at Dunmow well known.
Though the sport be ours, the bacon’s your own.

Definition taken from The Universal Etymological English Dictionary, edited by Nathan Bailey (1736)

Duˊnio [Old Writers] * Duˊnsets [Old Records]
Doˊlphins [with Gunners]
A white Dove
Doveˊs Foot
Doveˊs Tail Joint [in Joinery]
Dove Tailing [in Joinery]
Duˊnio [Old Writers]
Duˊnsets [Old Records]
DustyFoot [Old Law Term]