Stope
Stope Stope, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stoped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stoping}.] (Mining) (a) To excavate in the form of stopes. (b) To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out. [1913 Webster]

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  • Stope — Stope, Stopen Sto pen, p. p. of {Step}. Stepped; gone; advanced. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A poor widow, somedeal stope in age. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stope — Stope, n. [Cf. {Step}, n. & v. i.] (Mining) A horizontal working forming one of a series, the working faces of which present the appearance of a flight of steps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stope — [stōp] n. [< MLowG stōpe, akin to STEP] a steplike excavation formed by the removal of ore from around a mine shaft vt., vi. stoped, stoping to mine in stopes …   English World dictionary

  • stope — 1778, “to cut in stopes” (1747), apparently cognate with STEP (Cf. step) (n.). Related: Stoped …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stöpe — Eine Stöpe ist ein verschließbarer Durchlass für einen Verkehrsweg in einem Deich. Stöpen können bei drohender Sturmflut mittels Holzbalken und Sandsäcken verschlossen werden. Häufig findet man Stöpen in Schlafdeichen, aber auch im Hafenbereich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stope — noun Etymology: probably from Low German stope, literally, step; akin to Old English stæpe step more at step Date: 1747 a usually steplike excavation underground for the removal of ore that is formed as the ore is mined in successive layers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stope — /stohp/, n., v., stoped, stoping. n. 1. any excavation made in a mine, esp. from a steeply inclined vein, to remove the ore that has been rendered accessible by the shafts and drifts. v.i., v.t. 2. to mine or work by stopes. [1740 50; appar. < LG …   Universalium

  • stope — [[t]stoʊp[/t]] n. v. stoped, stop•ing 1) min an excavation made in a mine, esp. from a steeply inclined vein, to remove the ore that has been rendered accessible by the shafts and drifts 2) min to mine by stopes • Etymology: 1740–50; appar. <… …   From formal English to slang

  • stope — noun /stəʊp/ A mining excavation in the form of a terrace of steps. The other smell that worked its way into your clothes, your skin, your spirit, believed here to rise by way of long deserted drifts and stopes, from the everyday atmosphere of… …   Wiktionary

  • Stöpe — Stö|pe, die; , n [niederl. stoep = Deichauffahrt, eigtl. = Stufe] (nordd.): Deichscharte: So wird in der möglichen Schaffung einer S. im Hauptseedeich eine Gefahrenstelle bei Sturmfluten gesehen (Husumer Nachrichten 27. 2. 85, 14) …   Universal-Lexikon

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