Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A chimney.
  • n. A ventilating chimney over the shaft of a mine.
  • n. A woody valley.
  • n. A deep pool.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chimney.
  • n. A ventilating chimney over the shaft of a mine.
  • n. A woody valley; also, a deep pool.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wooded valley.
  • n. A deep pool.
  • n. A chimney.
  • n. In coal-mining, a chimney placed on the top of the upcast-shaft to increase the draft and carry off the smoke.

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