1) Uncertain meaning.

This word occurs occasionally in coal-mining records from 1694, e.g. a baring on the end, Farnley, but the contexts in which it is found make it difficult to be certain of the interpretation. In quarrying, for example, to ‘bare’ meant to remove soil and stones in order to get at the rock, whereas in a coal-pit it could mean to undercut the coal, making it easier to get.

places Farnley
dates 1694

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