1) A vessel made of copper, noted first in connection with brewing and then later with the preparation of food or boiling laundry.

1540 as a copper to brewe in, Whitby

1668 one copper and masfatt two tubbs two barrels Ł3 5 0, Knaresborough

1680 One copper with all the brueing vessels belongeing to itt Ł3 1 6, Selby

1755 heard the bellman cry a copper that was stolen, Leeds.

dates 1540 1668 1680 1755

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