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  • v. Present participle of coffer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, the operation of securing the shaft of a mine from the ingress of water by ramming in clay between the casing and the rock.
  • n. In architecture, decorations by means of coffers or sunken panels.
  • n. A special method of making a watertight brickwork lining for a mine shaft, each course being laid in rings, without headers, and the bricks of alternate rings being floated in grout, breaking joints horizontally with the other rings.


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