1) To wind was a verb in frequent use in pits where ‘turns’ or windlasses were in operation, drawing up coal, water or workers.

1591 one pitte for the wyndinge and getting of coles, Northowram

1702 hath known the smoak come up so thick out of the pitt where [they] were winding coals that they could scarce discern the scoop, Bradford. In earlier centuries building materials were moved in this way: 1396-7 Et j auxilianti ad vyndand petras et meremium per iij dies 12d, Ripon.

dates 1396-1397 1591 1702

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