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.
- n. mining, archaic Work done by the piece, as in non-metalliferous rock, the amount done being usually reckoned by the fathom.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mining) Work done by the piece, as in nonmetaliferous rock, the amount done being usually reckoned by the fathom.
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