The Derbyshire Miners' Glossary; Or, An Explanation of the Technical Terms of the Miners: Which are Used in the King's Field, in the Hundred of High Peak, in the County of Derby, and in the Open Customary Lordships Within the Same; of Those Also Within the Soc Or Wapentake of Wirksworth Or Low Peak ... Together with the Mineral Laws and Customs ... To which is Subjoined, an Appendix, Containing the Customaries Or Bye-laws, Made and Confirmed at the Barmote Courts, Held Within the Manors of High and Low Peak

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Printed at the Minerva Press, for the author by G. Nall, 1824 - Mining engineering - 131 pages
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Page 75 - ... or any other person or persons claiming or to claim by, from, or under him or them, or any other person or persons having or lawfully claiming any right in the said premises.
Page 92 - ... 28. — We say, that able fit men, if they be not " Miners, if they have parts and be Maintainers of Mines, and known by the Barr-master or his Deputy, to understand well the custom of the Mine, they ought to serve for Jurors, especially in difficult and weighty matters and causes.
Page 104 - ... but, in case the barmaster or his deputy, or the steward, do not henceforth levy and collect all fines and forfeitures due by the custom of the mine, nor punish such offenders in the stocks as are fit to be punished, they shall forfeit for every such neglect 5s.
Page 71 - ... is as much an uniform mass as any vitrified substance whatever can be supposed to be : neither does it universally prevail, as the limestone strata; nor is it, like them, equally thick; but in some instances varies in thickness from six feet to six hundred, as will be shown hereafter.
Page vii - Kyngs most Honourable household and also Steward of all the honour of Tutbery by the assent and Consent...
Page 71 - Toad-stone, a blackish substance, very hard ; contains bladder holes, like the scoria of metals or Iceland lava, and has the same chymical property of resisting acids. Some of its bladder holes are filled with spar, others only in part, and others again are quite empty. This stratum is not laminated, but consists of one entire solid mass, and breaks alike in all directions. It does not produce any minerals, or figured stones, representing any part of the animal or vegetable creation, nor...
Page 9 - BOLE-HILLS. A provincial term for heaps of metallic scoria, which are often met with in the lead mine districts. BOLE-HOLES. The openings in a barn for light and air. North. BOLES. Places on hills where the miners smelted or run their ore, before the invention of mills and furnaces. BOLE-WEED. Knopweed. Bole-wort, bishop'sweed, Topsell's Hist. Beasts, p. 77. BOLEYN-DE-GRACE. Bologna in Italy. See Nugae Poet.
Page 39 - Lobs, sb. pl. steps that ascend or descend within the mines. Add. MS. 6681, p. 926. Also where the ore in a vein does not go down perpendicularly, but only a few yards at once, then level for a yard or two, and then sets down again, such veins are called lobbs. Lobbs are also, as above stated, used as subterranean stairs for the miners. Lot, sb. (from the Anglo-Saxon lot, or Mot, ie lot or tribute) a customary duty or payment of the 13th dish measure, or part of the miner's ore, which the barmaster...
Page 83 - ... which barmaster upon finding any new rake or vein, did, upon notice given by the miner, deliver to the first finder two meares of ground in the same vein, each meare in a rake or...
Page 79 - ... day on horseback with a pike in his hand, and all the chief men of the hundred met him there with their lances, and touched his pike ; which was a sign that they were firmly united to each other by the touching their wea|x>ns.

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