spurging tub

1) A tub in which fermenting liquor was left to cleanse itself, throwing off impure matter.

1559 The buttry ... iiij spungin tubbes [sic], Hipswell

1567 3 spurging tubbes and ij seayes ijs, Well

1568 tenn spowrging tubbes 3s 4d, Healaugh

1578 fower sponging [sic] tubbes, two tunnels, Ripley.

dates 1559 1567 1568 1578

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