The big Cornishman had crept to the edge of the fissure and had stared for a moment toward the cross-cut leading to the stope.
For a man moved, silent and furtive, in the tunnel between me and the stope!
Then he said to stope out my stove polish ore and sell it for enough to go on with the development.
So we kind of retired and let the men cork you into Thompson's stope to die.
Stape or stope is the past participle of the strong verb stapen, to step, advance.
Get through into that stope with your fuse, man; I'll hand you the blasting stuff.
He gave me a boost against the smooth wall of the stope, and my clawing fingers caught on the edge of a sharp shelf of stone.
Drills and hammers would be buried in the stope, or thrown over the dump.
For all we know he'll guess you must have got out of Thompson's stope somehow, and dig away his rock fence to see!
But there came a jolt and a jar, the cage settled upon the stope, and the journey was over.