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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Braces of rope, or a stay-rod, attached to the tower of a mine-head on the side opposite to the lead of the hoisting-rope, to hold the tower from being swayed by the drag of the cable.
  • n. 2. A beam having a function like that of a fend-off beam, but on the opposite side of the shaft or incline.

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