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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of stripping the surface of dirt or soil from the top of a quarry, claybed, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of stripping the surface of dirt or soil from the top of a quarry or bed of clay or other valuable material: the first stage of an open-cut.

Etymologies

un- +‎ soil +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

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