"..the said magistratis and counsell grantis libertie to the said William Hyndshaw, to dig clay for the use foresaid in any pairt of the tounes commone or landis of Provan belonging to the toune quher he sall dig in for the domage they sall sustein thereby, and filling up the hollis againe sufficiently with earth"
An area existed on Gallowmuir to the east of the town, that was known in the 18th century as Clayholes - 'a little piece of ground belonging to the town that has been very much dugg for clay and is now of little use"
"pipe clay was to be excluded from a lease of lands, where there was no power to win it"
the space inside a vessel, the expression of breath inside a balloon, the slow explosion of a seed.