tar band

1) A length of tarred rope or string.

1762 A Tar Band 3d, Tong. When this was lit at one end it was difficult to extinguish and would burn uniformly for hours. It may have served to ignite the gunpowder which was in regular use in the Tong coal-pits by that time.

places Tong
dates 1762

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