Ewre vs Eyre - What's the difference?

ewre | eyre |


As nouns the difference between ewre and eyre

is that ewre is (rare) rust; oxide while eyre is (uk|legal|obsolete) a journey in circuit of certain itinerant judges called justices in eyre'' (or ''in itinere ).

ewre

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (rare) Rust; oxide.
  • *1634 , Lowe, Chirurg. :
  • By the continuall sorting and telling of this coyne, then did enter of the ewre of that brasse and copper under the nails of her fingers.
  • *1881 , George Grant Francis, The Smelting of Copper in the Swansea District of South Wales :
  • Wee are able to melt it w'th two fornises in the space of 40 weekes the quantitie of 560 tonne of ewre' if wee might have it, and if the ' ewre be clean and well sorted the mor copper it will yeld.

    eyre

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (surname)
  • Derived terms

    * Eyrean