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  • n. The lining of a shaft with stones or bricks to prevent collapse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lining of a mine shaft with stones or bricks to prevent caving.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In coal-mining, the walling or lining of a shaft.

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  • The lining of a mine shaft with stones or bricks to prevent a cave-in.

    July 6, 2009