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- adv. pertaining to the direction towards the coal face.
- adv. When above ground, pertaining to the direction towards the house.
Go inbye, and sit down by the fire, and I'll go down the road and fetch the nag.
Suspecting an explosion, the 27 miners from inbye the friction gear (No 5 North) tried to make their way out.
They continued to walk outbye stopping occasionally for short breathers until they met James Henry, the underground manager, coming inbye with a rescue party.
Attempts to walk outbye past the friction gear were hampered by smoke coming inbye from the fire.
By the time the rescuers reached the area of the fire they were halted by the full height and breadth of the smoke from the fire at the friction gear which was a further 372 yards inbye from where they stood.
The rescue teams started the huge task of trying to get inbye, past the fire to the trapped miners, concerned there could be another explosion if the firedamp inbye was ignited by the fire.