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3   Glossary Entries
 
Banksman
Man responsible for drawing the full tubs of coal from the cages at the surface and replacing them with empty ones ; also responsible for weighing the coal and keeping an account of the quantity of coals and stones drawn each day.

Barrowman
See Putter

Binding
Held annually for the purpose of contracting pitmen to particular collieries and determining wages for the forth-coming year.










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