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bashing

[′bash·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
The building of walls and nonporous stoppings for the complete isolation of a district of a mine in which a fire has occurred.
The complete stowing of old mine workings or roadways after all equipment has been removed.
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These bashings, he says, have developed into a foreign policy crisis.
Gay bashing has increased 300 per cent in Oregon since the statewide anti-gay measure was proposed there, including a firebombing and two deaths.
He said he was aware of numerous robbing and random bashings on Indian students at night and in daylight, on trains and near their homes, often in western Sydney.
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