As verbs the difference between stope and stoupe
is that stope
is (mining) to excavate in the form of stopes while stoupe
As a noun stope
is a mining excavation in the form of a terrace of steps.
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.
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Mark I:
- a stronger than I commeth after me, whos shue latchett I am not worthy to stoupe doune and unlose.