cost-book definition

  • noun:
    • In Cornish mining, a novel containing the brands of all of the shared adventurers in a mine, with the range shares each keeps. A shareholder whom desires to go out of the company can do so through getting his name removed from the cost-book.
    • In Cornish mining, a book containing the brands of all joint adventurers in a mine, with the number of stocks each keeps. A shareholder who wishes to go out of the organization may do so by getting his name taken off the cost-book.
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