[ room-uh n-pil-er, roo m- ]
/ ˈrum ənˈpɪl ər, ˈrʊm- /
noting a means of extracting coal or other minerals from underground deposits by first cutting out rooms, then robbing the pillars between them; pillar-and-breast.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Et Al.Et al. is used to shorten the list of names when a writer refers to a book, article or other published work that has three or more authors. Et al. means “and others.” It’s an abbreviation of the Latin et alii. It’s mainly used by academic writers when they cite other authors’ work in a paper or article. In popular media, et al. may be …
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