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(Mure-,) Moorment, -mint, Mearmint, Murmunt(he, n. [? f. Mur(e v. + -ment. Also in the later dial. as muirment (1768), meurement (1770), in connection with the same colliery.] In Sheriffhall Colliery: ‘Stones and rubbish which block up the workings of a pit’ (SND.). — For bearing murmunt out of the leavell head roume; 1672 Sheriffhall Coal Accompt 13 Apr.
For bearing murmunthe out of his roume; Ib. 7 Dec.
For 2 bearers beiring mearmint & the coalis gotten in the way; 1673 Ib. 26 Apr.
Moormint; Ib. 27 Sept.
Beiring moorment to big wal at the pitt; 1676 Ib. 19 Aug.

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