verb (used with or without object), stoped, stop·ing.
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Then there was silence—for Harry had left the fissure to go into the stope and make an investigation.The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
He gave me a boost against the smooth wall of the stope, and my clawing fingers caught on the edge of a sharp shelf of stone.
And I trusted Macartney, or any man he had left in the ink-dark stope, would be fool enough to jump at me for what I said.
But stealing gold was exactly what we were doing, only it wasn't in Thompson's old stope.
Collins pushed it aside, and the two of us were out—out of Thompson's stope, where Macartney had meant me to lie till I died!