1) An alternative word locally for ‘outcrop’; that is where a vein of coal appears at the surface.

Yorkshire examples include: 1714 the outbreak … in Agill and other places [is] most hopeful, Colsterdale. The context does not always make the meaning clear: 1761 2 days and a ˝ at outbreak, Tong. It was called an ‘out-burst’ in The Compleat Collier.

places Colsterdale Tong
dates 1714 1761

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