Zupko suggested this was a measurement of length synonymous with yard, with a first reference cited from 1300. The Middle English Dictionary suggests the possibility, but only as a query, and barely supports it. See also cloth: dimensions and weights , in which it is also suggested that this meaning is unlikely.
Kurath, H., Kuhn, S. M., Reidy J. and Lewis, R. E., ed., Middle English Dictionary (Ann Arbor, MI: 1952-2001), s.v. verge.
Zupko, R. E., A Dictionary of Weights and Measures for theBritish Isles: the Middle Ages to the twentieth century (Philadel…