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From: "Tony Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Braintree - coal Wharf?
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:23:04 -0000
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I should have added that this definition was first recorded in 1725
according to the dictionary.

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Tony Brown
Sent: 17 February 2012 19:58
To: 'rootsweb essex'
Subject: Re: [Ess] Braintree - coal Wharf?

My edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary gives as one definition
of wharf 'A place raised or otherwise marked out on which anything is
deposited for subsequent removal to another place' Given that coal would
have to have to be manually moved from a wagon it seems a reasonable
definition for what was no doubt back-breaking work!

Cheers

Tony



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