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Pan-wod(e, n. Also: -wood(e, -vood. [Pan n.1 6 (and 7 b); Wod(e n. Only Sc.] 1. Small coal or dross, used or as used as the fuel of salt-pans. Also plur. in same collective sense. b. Also attrib. and comb.Also, (at Fawside) abbrev. as panw.Also, once, Pansw[ode].sing. 1531 Reg. Dunferm. 363.
Giff the … abbot … desyris ony pan wod of my lord of Sanctandrois coill [etc.] 1576–7 Reg. Privy S. VII. 134/1.
Minutis carbonibus vulgo panwod 1614 Reg. Great S. 375/2.
Panwode c 1654 Wemyss in Sc. Diaries 125.
I moste give them suffitiant good pan woode or small colle and for every 12 leads … the salters gives me tuo bolls and firlote of salt well dryed 1671 M. P. Brown Suppl. Decis. II. 537.
To the effect they may perceive what pan-wood … shall be necessary for their staiking 1678 Fawside Coal Compt 28.
For the wholl panwood [£4] Ib. 32.
For my panwood heweing [£4] 1679 Torry Coal & Salt Wks. 3 a.
To hewing … panvood at wester work 1683 Fawside Coal Compt 103.
For panwood to the mesteris pan 1684 Ib. 136.
Ane dayes panwood to my pan [14s.]plur. 1677 Fawside Coal Compt 15.
Panwoods … to Thom. Condit 14 bolls 1684 Ib. 127.
For my panwoodsb. 1571 Edinb. Test. 187.
Panwod creiles — 1678 Fawside Coal Compt 30.
For girthes to the panw. hors 1680 Ib. 59.
For my panwood hors shoeing — 1678 Ib. 30.
James Fergreiff panw. man — 1680 Ib. 53.
For a panwood sacke [£1/10/0] — 1685 Ib. 146.
A panwood shool [18s.]
2. A measure of small coal or dross so employed.Appar. the approximate amount of fuel to maintain the furnace of a pan for a six-day working-week. For smaller amounts the ‘day’ was the unit (6 days = 1 panwood). (Recorded only at Fawside.) 1678 Fawside Coal Compt 36.
For a panwood to the coalheuers [£4] 1680 Ib. 54.
The thre panw[oods] are all 3 full woods 1681 Ib. 82.
Panwoods 3 Septr. Jean Hendersone 01 panw., Thom. Gray 01 panw., Mesters pan 01 panw., Resting 22 bolis wood 1681 Ib. 84.
Ane panwood & 3 dayes is 06/00/0 1683 Ib. 106.
Halfe ane panwood [£2/3/0] Ib. 108.
Mesters pan 01 panw., quarter of ane day from Elphingstoune
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