from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mining, any operation which is performed above ground.
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His long hair was braided and wound about his head, he had a bow in his hand, a quiver of arrows on his back, a bag of woven grass-work hung about his neck by a long cord.
And there is not one of these little compositions that is without its charm of colour and accessory -- blue plates on the dresser in the background, the parterres of a formal garden with old-fashioned flowers, quaint dwellings with their gates and grass-work, odd corners of countryside and village street, and all, generally, in the clear air or sunlight.