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Definition of workings

i. Any area of development; usually restricted in meaning to apply to breasts, etc., in contradistinction to gangways and airways. Often used in a broader sense to mean all underground developments.

See Also: working

Ref: Fay

ii. The entire system of openings in a mine. Typical usage restricts the term to the area where coal, ore, or mineral is actually being mined.

Ref: Nelson

iii. Colloquial term for an anthracite mining operation.

Ref: Korson


 
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