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stull

[stuhl]
noun Mining.
  1. a timber prop.
  2. a timber wedged in place between two walls of a stope as part of a protective covering or platform.
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Origin of stull

1770–80; origin uncertain; compare German Stollen prop, stollen
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Historical Examples of stull

  • But Stull said nothing and his sour, pasty visage turned sourer.

    The Dark Star

    Robert W. Chambers

  • And now Stull 275 knew him to be more than that—knew him to be treacherous.

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    Robert W. Chambers

  • Stull lifted his dripping face of a circus clown from the basin.

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    Robert W. Chambers

  • Brandes rose with an air almost jocular and smote Stull upon the back.

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  • Stull gave him a contemptuous glance and turned over on the pillow.

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British Dictionary definitions for stull

stull

noun
  1. mining a timber prop or platform in a stope
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Word Origin for stull

C18: perhaps from German Stollen, from Old High German stollo
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