A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Saxeere-stane. (Nonce use after Atkinson, see below, some sort of mineral. Cf. also Spar n.2) —
[All the last gold which I brought of Scotland and presented unto the king's majesties owne hands in certaine sundry places mingled with the sappar, callamineere, saxere & sallinere stones, was gotten at Short-clough brayes; Atkinson Gold Mynes in Scotland (Bann. Cl.) 33.
If you please to desire for gold … then seeke it, as in other nations, out of these dry meneralls or menerall stones (viz.1) the sapparr, the calamineere, the saxere and the salinere stones; Ib. 67.
— Stevin Aitkinsoun, Englishman … sall mak ane new searche, tryall and discoverie of the mynes, seames and minerallis in Crafurde Mure with the saxeere the calumyneere and the salyneere stanes; 1616 Reg. Privy C. X 531.
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