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ironmine (plural ironmines)
- Alternative spelling of
1857, Thomas Powell, questioned by the Committee on Rating of Mines, Report from the Select Committee on Rating of Mines, page 104:
- 1716. Do you work any ironmine? — I work a little; not much; I work a little mine with the coals that I am working in Glamorganshire. 1717. Your workings of ironmine are unimportant? — Yes; I have no ironmines ; I have ironmines in my coal works which I have leased, and can work to a large extent in different works.
1879, John Aitken, On the Discovery of an Ancient Ironmine in Cliviger, and Some Further Remarks on the Remains of Old Bloomaries in the Neighbourhood of Todmorden, page 1:
- On the Discovery of an Ancient Ironmine in Cliviger, and Some Further Remarks on the Remains of Old Bloomaries in the Neighbourhood of Todmorden
1889, Theophilus Noble, chapter 6, A Brief History of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, page 35:
- There were three special attractions — an ironmine, an ostrich (which eats brass and iron to help its digestion !), and a leopard, the latter a compliment to the Lord Mayor, whose arms bore three leopards' heads, and whose crest was a leopard.