1) Foul air in a mine.

It is a rare word in the West Riding but occurs occasionally from the nineteenth century: 1829 for avoiding or carrying away water or styth, Leeds. It was used regularly in The Compleat Collier and like ‘tentale’ it occurs in a part of Leeds where coal-owners had direct links with Northumberland.

places Leeds
sources Denison papers
dates 1829

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