from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In mining, vertical pieces of wood, or, in England, rods of iron or steel, or wire ropes, which are fixed in the shaft and serve to steady and guide the cage in its ascent and descent: in the United States usually called guide-ropes, or simply guides.


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