Costeaning
Costeaning Cos"tean`ing, n. The process by which miners seek to discover metallic lodes. It consist in sinking small pits through the superficial deposits to the solid rock, and then driving from one pit to another across the direction of the vein, in such manner as to cross all the veins between the two pits. [1913 Webster]

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  • costeaning — costeanˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑costean …   Useful english dictionary

  • Costean — Costeaning is the process by which miners seek to discover metallic lodes. It consist in sinking small pits through the superficial deposits to the solid rock, and then driving from one pit to another across the direction of the vein, in such… …   Wikipedia

  • Costean — Cos tean (k?s t?n ), v. i. [Cornish cothas dropped + stean tin.] To search after lodes. See {Costeaning}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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