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In bookbinding, to arrange in sequence the folded sheets or signatures of a book.
To assemble loaded cars from several production points and deliver them to main haulage for transport to the surface or pit bottom.
To drive a heading through disturbed or faulty ground so as to meet the seam of coal at a convenient level or point on the opposite side.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A measure of the amount of gather of a drape or curtain covering an opening; expressed as a percent by which the total area of the drape exceeds the area of the opening. For example, 100% fullness indicates that the drape is 100% wider than the width of the opening.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.