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  • n. Work done by the piece, as in non-metalliferous rock, the amount done being usually reckoned by the fathom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Work done by the piece, as in nonmetaliferous rock, the amount done being usually reckoned by the fathom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Work done by the piece.
  • n. Specifically, in mining, any work which is paid for according to the number of fathoms sunk or run, or according to the amount actually accomplished, and not by the day or in tribute.

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