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square set

noun Mining.
  1. a set having 12 timbers joined to form eight 90° solid angles.
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Origin of square set

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for square set

Historical Examples

  • Of deeds of derring-do for the saving of life our square-set friend was full.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners

    J. Henry Harris

  • His dress was well adapted to his square-set and herculean frame.

  • There was one spot that we must see and stand upon, and the square-set man was sure of himself this time.

  • The square-set man who tacked himself on to us smiled when we asked him to say honestly if he had heard them.

  • He knew that she could support no more violence, and he turned to the dim, square-set figure before him.

    Wild Oranges

    Joseph Hergesheimer