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- n. In coal-mining, the lowest part of the mine, and especially of the shaft, into which the water is drained or conducted so that it may be raised to the surface by pumping or otherwise. [Lancashire, Eng.] Called sump in Cornwall and in the United States, and lodge in various coal-mining districts of England.
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