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knap

[nap]
(mining engineering)
To break rock.
To improve the grade of ore by removing low-grade material manually by using a hammer.
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Knaps said the Police Department requires the police SUVs, which include special features for law enforcement, to carry all the equipment the officers use.
Another mate, "Barrie from Barry," is still very much alive and raging against the loss of much that was once cherished in the town, not least the Knap Lido which played an important part in my childhood and the youthful days of countless thousands from the town.
I was never the most athletic of people and the sight of me jumping into the open air pool at The Knap was not one to be savoured or admired.
As local historian Tom Clemett has pointed out, while we happily shared Barry Island with others, The Knap Lido was our special place.