Stope

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stope (Mining) A horizontal working forming one of a series, the working faces of which present the appearance of a flight of steps.
    • p. p Stope Stepped; gone; advanced. "A poor widow, somedeal stope in age."
    • v. t Stope (Mining) To excavate in the form of stopes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stope An excavation made in a mine to remove the ore which has been rendered accessible by the shafts and drifts. These are, to a certain extent, permanent constructions, being carefully supported by the necessary timbering and left open for passage, while the stopes are only supported so far as may be necessary for the safety of the mine, and are more or less completely filled up with the attle or refuse rock left behind after the ore has been picked out and sent to the surface.
    • stope In mining, to remove the contents of a vein. The stoping is done after a vein or lode has been laid open by means of the necessary shafts and drifts. See stoping.
    • n stope An obsolete form of stoop.
    • n stope Middle English forms of stapen, past participle of step.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Stope stōp to excavate, to remove the contents of a vein
    • n Stope an excavation for this purpose
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Step (n.) & (v. i.)

Usage

In literature:

It takes a good deal of time and I am glad people can talk without stoping to spell.
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
A crude ladder against the wall of a roomy stope beyond the door did not in the least surprise him.
"The Trail of the White Mule" by B. M. Bower
It takes a good deal of time and I am glad people can talk without stoping to spell.
"The Flag-raising" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
But, of course, more is wanted on a mine than a man who can direct the sinking of shafts, driving of levels, and stoping of the lode.
"Getting Gold" by J. C. F. Johnson
They climbed ladders to the next level, passed through an empty stope, and stopped at the end of a drift.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
I went around, and was Stoped by a 5th which apd.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The kilns are double, each possessing two floors, and worked upon the Stopes' system.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884" by Various
And we can't 'it the vein without following the drift to the stope.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
From the stopes the ore, as it is blasted out, is shovelled into chutes running down to some drift where there are men with cars.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Many miles of underground drifts were connected by intercepting stopes of adjoining mines.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
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In poetry:

So Riley Dooleyvitch went back and worked upon his claim;
He ditched and drifted, sunk and stoped, with one unswerving aim;
And when his poke of raw moose-hide with dust began to swell,
He bought and laid it at the feet of Touch-the-Button Nell.
"The Ballad Of Touch-The-Button Nell" by Robert W Service

In news:

The Marie Stopes clinic opens today in Belfast but Northern Ireland still lacks proper guidelines on abortion.
Linda Buletti, left, and Donna Stopes, sell raffle tickets to benefit the new firehouse fund.
Attorney General calls for probe into Marie Stopes facility.
Marie Stopes Belfast abortion clinic opens amid pro-life protests.
The United Left Alliance welcomes the decision by Marie Stopes International to provide medical abortions at their new Belfast clinic.
Marie Stopes Belfast abortion clinic opens amid pro-life protests.
Marie Stopes private abortion clinic to open in Belfast.
Protesters opposed to abortion hold placards outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast , Northern Ireland, Thursday, 18, 2012.
Another rockin' evening on In Your Ear …thanks to Tom Cook and Brynn Arens of The Oddfathers for stoping down to the station to talk about thier new band.
Omari Hardwick stoped by the ESSENCE office.
Protesters opposed to abortion hold placards outside the Marie Stopes clinic in more.
The clinic, run by Marie Stopes International, vows to operate within the law.
Protesters opposed to abortion hold placards outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday, 18, 2012.
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In science:

The analysis in RTG can’t be stoped here, since the solutions must be also submitted to CP.
Can the notion of a homogeneous gravitational field be transferred from classical mechanics to the Relativistic Theory of Gravity ?
Our results give a new flavor to the analysis of the stoping cri teria for preconditioned inverse iterations from [25, Section 4].
On Temple--Kato like inequalities and applications
Moreover, mt is a stoping time with respect to FN and is bounded from above by t/δ .
Copolymer at selective interfaces and pinning potentials: weak coupling limits
X be the random variable that denotes the stoping time Definition 5 (hitting time) Let T U v ,X = inf {t ∈ N : X (t) ∈ U, X (0) = v ∈ V }.
Simple Random Walks on Radio Networks (Simple Random Walks on Hyper-Graphs)
Let T A e,Y be the random variable that denotes the stoping time e,Y = inf {t ∈ N : Y (t) ∈ A, Y (0) = e ∈ E }.
Simple Random Walks on Radio Networks (Simple Random Walks on Hyper-Graphs)
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