a tin-mining region or district.
a place where tin is mined or smelted.
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How to use stannary in a sentence
The stannary Courts, we are informed, were utterly corrupt and saturated with the spirit of perjury and injustice.The Story of an Ancient Parish | H. R. Coulthard
Ashburton is one of the old stannary towns, and besides mining, it was known for its trade in woollen goods, especially serges.Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts | Rosalind Northcote
stannary, stan′ar-i, adj. of or relating to tin mines or works.
It was one of the six stannary towns, and prior to 1832 returned two members to Parliament.Cornish Characters | S. Baring-Gould
Ashburton (Essebretona, Asperton, Ashperton) is a borough by prescription and an ancient stannary town.
British Dictionary definitions for stannary
a place or region where tin is mined or worked
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