upcast pit
Upcast Up"cast`, n. 1. (Bowling) A cast; a throw. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; -- distinguished from the downcast. Called also {upcast pit}, and {upcast shaft}. [1913 Webster]

3. An upset, as from a carriage. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

4. A taunt; a reproach. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • Upcast — Up cast , n. 1. (Bowling) A cast; a throw. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; distinguished from the downcast. Called also {upcast pit}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upcast shaft — Upcast Up cast , n. 1. (Bowling) A cast; a throw. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; distinguished from the downcast. Called also {upcast pit},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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