1) A word which goes back to Old English with no real change in meaning. These were the tools which made the moving and handling of heated iron possible and in most smithies there would be a range of such implements: they were an essential part of ‘smithy gear’.

1374 unum tayng, York

1423 pro ij par de tangys, York

1545 one little stethie, towe pare of tanges, Normanton.

places York Normanton
dates 1374 1423 1545

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