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Adit   Listen
adit  n.  
An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; called also drift and tunnel.
Admission; approach; access. (R.) "Yourself and yours shall have Free adit."

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Adit" Quotes from Famous Books

... way and the water burst upon him, putting out his candle and turning him heels over head. He jumped up and tried to run, but the flood rose on him, carried him off his legs, swept him right through the level, and hurled him through the adit-mouth at last, upon the sea-shore! He was stunned a little, but soon recovered, and, beyond a few bruises and a wetting, was nothing ...
— Personal Reminiscences in Book Making - and Some Short Stories • R.M. Ballantyne

Words linked to "Adit" :   mine, passage

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