Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
THROWER, n. Also througher; throu(gh)art; ¶throwal. [′θrʌuər]
1. In Mining: a passage made by the removal of coal from a seam worked stoup-and-room (see Stoup, I. 6. (1)); “a room driven between two levels or main-roads for ventilation; an end” (Sc. 1886 J. Barrowman Mining Terms 67).
Fif. 1725 Hist. MSS. Comm. X. I. 154:
Evrie thrower be made exactlie opposite to the stoup which will support the roof the better. Ayr. 1776 Session Papers, Fergusson v. Earl of Cassilis (12 Jan.) 19:
The pillars ought to be no smaller, nor the rooms or throughers wider. Rnf. 1787 Session Papers. Coventry v. Speirs (16 Jan.) 10:
The coal-stoops are very irregular, and not set opposite to the throwals, which they ought to have been [p. 60: throwers]. Lnk. 1893 T. Stewart Among the Miners 46:
We came at last, however, to a “througher” to the rise. Ayr. 1912 G. Cunningham Verse 70:
The stowin' o' throu'arts, or layin' o' swypes. Lnl. 1925 H. M. Cadell Rocks W.Lth. 345:
The waste “rooms” or “throughers” between the pillars.
2. A passageway in gen., an alley.
Ags. c.1840 Jervise MS.:
Put out the kye but dinna let them thro' the throughart — meaning a narrow passage between the barn and byre.
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