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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, a wooden pipe to carry off water while putting the watertight casing to a shaft.


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  • The plug, with a canvas cistern, is the easiest mode of obtaining water; the plug-box being only the size of a paving-stone, is no annoyance in the street, and the water has only one angle to turn before it is delivered.

    Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction

  • When both these plugs were allowed to flow freely without hose, the water from that nearest the large main, rose about 18 inches, and the farther one about 1 inch above the plug-box.

    Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction


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