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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name given in the mining districts of the north of England to the dark-colored argillaceous material which not unfrequently constitutes a considerable part of the veins.

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  • Alderme, and Como Councell, to enact that noo manor pulter or any other persone i this cytee kepe from hinsforth, within his hous, swans, gies, or dowk, upon a peyn therfore to be ordeigned. "-- pp. 83, 84, 3d. ed.

    Notes and Queries, Number 37, July 13, 1850

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