from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The adjustable head of a lathe which supports the back or dead-center.
- n. In mining, the pulley-frame or head-gear over a shaft, supporting, the pulleys over which the ropes used in winding or hoisting pass. Also called pulley-frame, shaft-tackle, head-gear, head-stocks, and pit-head frame.
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Engine-sheds and boiler-houses began to dot the ground; here and there a tall chimney belched smoke, beside a lofty poppet-head or an aerial trolley-line.
But thither coming they only saw a grey and churlish river; and the poppet-head of the mine of St. Gabriel, and she who had knelt thereon, were vanished into solitudes, where only God's cohorts have the rights of burial ....
"It's facin 'the poppet-head where she stands I'd be."
In the Valley there is snow; in the snow of all that was, there is one poppet-head of the mine that was called St. Gabriel ... upon the poppet-head there is the figure of a woman. "
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