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  • noun slang : Prison solitary confinement, a term used by inmates.
  • noun UK A heap or pile, such as a slag heap.
  • noun The sound made by a bell, an onomatopœia


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  • On the right a river meandered among fields and slag bings, then the city hid it though the course was marked by skeletal cranes marching to the left.

    - Alasdair Gray, Lanark, ch. 8

    January 19, 2009

  • A spoil tip (also called a spoil bank, boney pile, gob pile, bing, batch or pit heap) is a pile built of accumulated spoil – the overburden or other waste rock removed during coal and ore mining.

    Gob Pile, Coal Ash Chronicles (emphasis added)

    March 15, 2016