from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An assayer; a chief officer appointed to try the weight and fineness of the precious metals.
- noun An officer appointed, in the provincial period in Massachusetts, to test the quality of potash and pearlash intended for export, or the composition of the worms and still-heads used in distilling.
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Requests in Calcutta; and assay-master of the mint.
Another sort was afterward tried by Master Bulmar, and Master Dimock, assay-master; and it held after the rate of three and twenty thousand pounds a ton.
Ann's father, Charles, when very young, was appointed assay-master to Jamaica.
He possessed or gained some reputation as a mining expert, and making his way down into Cornwall, he seems for some years subsequent to 1782 to have been assay-master and storekeeper of some mines at Dolcoath.
Master Dimock, assay-master; and it held after the rate of three and twenty thousand pounds a ton.
His father (Hop - ton Hay 11 CM, esq.) was assay-master of the Mint, and principal Tally-writer of the Exchequer; in both whicii places he always behaved himself highly worthy of the givat trust reposed in him, being indefatigable and most feithful in the execution of his offices.