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top slicing

noun, Mining.
1.
mining of thick orebodies in a series of stopes from top to bottom, the roof being caved with its timbers as each stope is exhausted.
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British Dictionary definitions for top slicing

top slicing

noun
1.
the act or process of using a specific part of a sum of money for a special purpose, such as assessing a taxable gain
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