[ stoh-ping ]
/ ˈstoʊ pɪŋ /
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a process by which magmas move upward in the earth by breaking off and engulfing blocks of overlying rocks.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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You can't do under'and stoping in a mine—go down on a vein, you know.The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for stoping
/ (ˈstəʊpɪŋ) /
geology the process by which country rock is broken up and engulfed by the upward movement of magmaAlso called: magmatic stoping See also stope
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