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Goaf

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Goaf (Mining) That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; -- called also gob .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n goaf A stack or cock, as of grain.
    • n goaf A rick of corn in the straw laid up in a barn.
    • n goaf In coal-mining, a space from which coal has been worked away, and which is more or less filled up with refuse. In this sense generally used in the plural, the goaves. The refuse rock or material with which the goaves are filled is called gob, or sometimes goaf. It is the attle or deads of the metal-miner. See gob.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Goaf gōf a rick: the coal-waste left in old workings.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. 1st Gob

Usage

In literature:

About her on either side were wastes of black, and in the goaf, by way of clearing, but one thing was discernible, the fealty of Adrian.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
The nearer we get to the goaf (waste ground), the more likely we are to get crushed.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The parts of the work that we have cleared out and allowed to fall in are called goafs.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
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