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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of cutting nicks or notches; specifically, the operation of cutting tbe depressor or lateral muscles of the tail of a horse, for the purpose of either elevating or straightening it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The cutting made by the hewer at the side of the face.
  • noun Small coal produced in making the nicking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of nick.
  • noun mining The cutting made by the hewer at the side of the face.

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