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Brattice   Listen
noun
Brattice  n.  (Mining)
(a)
A wall of separation in a shaft or gallery used for ventilation.
(b)
Planking to support a roof or wall.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Brattice" Quotes from Famous Books



... fall on the further side delayed their progress, and the work of repairing the blown-out stoppings by such wood brattice as could be got at, was long and tedious. The rescuers toiled and sweated, pausing every now and then to draw upon the food and drink sent up from behind; and the hours flew unheeded. At last, upon the further side of one of the worst of these falls—a loose mingled mass of rock and coal—they ...
— Sir George Tressady, Vol. II • Mrs. Humphry Ward



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