from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vertical or sloping passageway made in the earth for finding or mining ore and ventilating underground excavations.
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- n. A vertical hole, sunk down through the strata to reach the mineral which was to be mined.
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- n. excavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a mine
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