Adit
Adit Ad"it, n. [L. aditus, fr. adire, ?aitum, to go to; ad + ire to go.] 1. An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; -- called also {drift} and {tunnel}. [1913 Webster]

2. Admission; approach; access. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Yourself and yours shall have Free adit. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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