Stope (?), n. [Cf. Step, n. & v. i.] Mining

A horizontal working forming one of a series, the working faces of which present the appearance of a flight of steps.

 

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Stope, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stoped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Stoping.] Mining (a)

To excavate in the form of stopes.

(b)

To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.

 

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Stope (?), Sto"pen (?), p. p. of Step.

Stepped; gone; advanced.

[Obs.]

A poor widow, somedeal stope in age. Chaucer.

 

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