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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act denoted by the verb retreat.
  • noun Specifically, in mining, a process by which a vein is untouched until after all the gangways, etc., are driven, when the mineral extraction begins at the boundary and progresses toward the shaft.

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  • verb Present participle of retreat.

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