1) In the Huddersfield area, this was a word for human urine.

Formerly used in several local industries, it was commented on in Easther’s Glossary. The noun was used by James Hirst of Wortshill in Slaithwaite, writing in the late nineteenth century. When dyeing wool black, he said, a bucketful of weeting made the colours brighter. It was probably a spelling of ‘wetting’ which was a process in cloth-making, and in 1762 the Wakefield clothier John Brearley wrote: when the [Hudersfild light drab] come from dyeing all the earth is gone out and the are surpriseing thin with weeting out and washing. In 1751, a Holmfirth inventory listed a weeting trough.

dates 1672 1751 1883

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