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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Sunday 29th May 2022
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stannary (adjective and noun) STAN-er-ee

Pertaining to a tin-mining district; a tin-mining district.

Through a dip in the woods presently peeped the ancient stannary town of Chagford, from the summit of its own little eminence on the eastern confines of Dartmoor.

Eden Phillpotts, Children of the Mist. Amazon

In Browne's day it was used as the stannary prison, and was denounced in an Act of Parliament as one of the most heinous, contagious, and detestable places in the realm.'

Rosalind Northcote, Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts. Amazon

Next week I received from him a parcel of MS. with a letter saying that he had come across it, "a fly in amber," in turning over a pile of old Stannary records.

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, The Mayor of Troy. Amazon

Perhaps she was disturbed by events in Cornwall where a senior member of the Cornish Stannary "Parliament" has been arrested amid claims that he was part of a terrorist plot by the Cornish National Liberation Army to bomb restaurants owned by chefs Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein.

Hugh Muir, The Guardian, 21 September 2007. Guardian

By 1327, however, Truro had gained the status of stannary town, infuriating Lostwithiel which until then had been the only coinage centre in Cornwall for its tin and copper.

Unattributed, Western Morning News, 24 March 2003.

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