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[stuhl] /stʌl/
noun, Mining.
a timber prop.
a timber wedged in place between two walls of a stope as part of a protective covering or platform.
Origin of stull
1770-80; origin uncertain; compare German Stollen prop, stollen Unabridged
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  • stull gave him a contemptuous glance and turned over on the pillow.

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  • Brandes rose with an air almost jocular and smote stull upon the back.

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  • Smoke,” repeated stull, “when this here Frenchman may make a holler?

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  • “We can go on to Saratoga by train,” suggested stull complacently.

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  • stull, huddled sleepily on his bed, picked up the transmitter from the table beside him with a frightful yawn.

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  • Twice stull had spoken, and had been bidden to wait and to hold the wire.

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  • Subsequent authors (see synonymy of P. deppei deppei in stull, 1940: 25) have treated pholidostictus as a synonym of deppei.

  • But stull said nothing and his sour, pasty visage turned sourer.

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  • Eddie,” interrupted stull, “let me do the talking this time, if you please.

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  • This giant crustacean, carefully mounted, now graces Mr. stull's museum of marine curios.

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British Dictionary definitions for stull


(mining) a timber prop or platform in a stope
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from German Stollen, from Old High German stollo
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