1) In the singular the word ‘blending’ had several related meanings in the textile industry, all connected with the mixing of wool. In agriculture it was used in the plural, for peas and beans grown together as food for cattle.

In coal-mining, though, just one example of the word has been noted: 1819 in the middle of the stone coal there is a quantity of black coal four or five inches thick which he calls Blendings, Birstall: this was not as good as black coal but would burn well enough .

spellings blindings
places Birstall
sources YAS Deeds
dates 1819

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