Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mining of coal in the pillars back toward the shaft. See back-splinting.

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Examples

  • So they drew up a letter, and sent back to the Diabolonians that lurked in Mansoul, and that waited for the back-coming of Mr. Profane, to signify to them into what method and forwardness they at present had put their design.

    The Holy War

  • Faith! but I ken'd I was clean beguiled when I heard the Duke was there; and when they strapped the horse-girth ower my arms, I might hae judged what was biding me; for I ken'd your kinsman, being, wi 'pardon, a slippery loon himself, is prone to employ those of his ain kidney --- I wish he mayna hae been at the bottom o' the ploy himsell --- I thought the chield Morris looked devilish queer when I determined he should remain a wad, or hostage, for my safe back-coming.

    Rob Roy

  • Faith! but I ken'd I was clean beguiled when I heard the Duke was there; and when they strapped the horse-girth ower my arms, I might hae judged what was biding me; for I ken'd your kinsman, being, wi 'pardon, a slippery loon himself, is prone to employ those of his ain kidney -- I wish he mayna hae been at the bottom o' the ploy himsell -- I thought the chield Morris looked devilish queer when I determined he should remain a wad, or hostage, for my safe back-coming.

    Rob Roy — Complete

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  • The two examples currently visible are more akin to homecoming or return.

    May 16, 2018