- Marie Carmichael,1880–1958, English scientist and birth control advocate.
- any excavation made in a mine, especially from a steeply inclined vein, to remove the ore that has been rendered accessible by the shafts and drifts.
- to mine or work by stopes.
Origin of stope
Examples from the Web for stopes
Historical Examples of stopes
Mrs. Stopes herself discovered the documents which disprove her theory.Shakespeare, Bacon and the Great Unknown
That is Dr. Stopes, the learned geologist, said the hostess, and the Yokohama matron collapsed.A Journal from Japan
Marie Carmichael Stopes
The kilns are double, each possessing two floors, and worked upon the Stopes' system.
Dr. Stopes has attempted to meet the need of such seekers, and her book will certainly be warmly welcomed by them.
Dr. Stopes makes some very important biological suggestions which should not be lightly dismissed.
- Marie Carmichael. 1880–1958, English pioneer of birth control, who established the first birth-control clinic in Britain (1921)
- a steplike excavation made in a mine to extract ore
- to mine (ore, etc) by cutting stopes
Word Origin for stope
Word Origin and History for stopes
1778, "to cut in stopes" (1747), apparently cognate with step (n.). Related: Stoped.
Stopes(stōps)Marie Carmichael 1880-1958
- British social reformer who opened England's first birth control clinic (1924) in London and later promoted family planning in east Asia.