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[awr-bod-ee, ohr‐]
noun, plural ore·bod·ies.
  1. a well-defined mass of ore-bearing rock.
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Origin of orebody

First recorded in 1870–75; ore + body
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  • Information was also forthcoming that the width of the ore-body was more than seventy feet.

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