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slant

[slant]
(mining engineering)
Any short, inclined crosscut connecting the entry with its air course to facilitate the hauling of coal. Also known as shoofly.
A heading driven diagonally between the dip and the strike of a coal seam. Also known as run.

slant

A sewer pipe which connects a house sewer to a common sewer.
References in classic literature ?
They now followed Diksey to the farther end of the great cave, beyond the Horner city, where there were several round, dark holes leading into the ground in a slanting direction.
The tender moonlight streamed slanting into the corner in which Mary and I used to nestle together while Dame Dermody was at the window reading her mystic books.
Don't ask me to speak to them, uncle; I shall be sure to laugh at the odd names and the pig-tails and the slanting eyes.
The immense stretch of meadow had been mown and was sparkling with a peculiar fresh brilliance, with its lines of already sweet-smelling grass in the slanting rays of the evening sun.
What other woman in the world who had passed her first youth could sit thus in the slanting sunlight and remain beautiful?
In the position in which I stood, my shadow was projected in front of me by the last slanting rays of the sun.
The slanting defensive lineman aims for the V of the offensive opponent's neck.
On the gallery, roof and balcony cladding is corrugated polycarbonate sheeting that in winter becomes opaque under its thick carpet of snow, and sparkles in the long slanting sun of autumn and spring.
Wei Li's "tilted" baby bottle fills with liquid without sharply slanting the bottle or feeding the infant in the reclining position.
Sister Marie Zarowny, chairwoman of a Catholic task group on the schools, accuses a recent government-commissioned poll of slanting the issue in the government's favour.
Ordinarily, water drops dribble like tears down a slanting surface, or they simply get stuck.