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[lawng-wawl, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌwɔl, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective, Mining.
noting or pertaining to a means of extracting coal or other minerals in an underground mine from a continuous face, the roof before the face being supported at intervals by temporary or movable artificial supports.
Compare room-and-pillar.
the continuous face so worked.
Origin of longwall
First recorded in 1830-40; long1 + wall Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A few days later Maurice had come along with news of rooms in longwall.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • The New College man he was going to live with is going down, and he had fixed up some rather jolly digs in longwall.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie

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