A mining excavation in the form of a terrace of steps.
* 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, page 318,
- The other smell that worked its way into your clothes, your skin, your spirit, believed here to rise by way of long-deserted drifts and stopes , from the everyday atmosphere of Hell itself.
* stope assay plan
* stope board
* stope fillings
* stope hoist
* stope pillar
(mining) To excavate in the form of stopes.
(mining) To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.
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