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[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.
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In this paper, a novel antivibration bearing that adopts four high-damping thick rubber blocks stacking slantingly is proposed to reduce vertical vibrations and provide a large lateral stiffness simultaneously.
The brocade caps placed slantingly atop a model's head u akin to the red caps worn by Sufi dancers u and snake armlets made for an interesting detail.
As realistic memory, "salient" suggests Douglass standing prominently at a podium, but metaphorically, as "the eyes of that harsh long ago," he seems to be hovering far above the sea (an element slantingly transferred from Wordsworth's poem) like Milton's "star." The litotic expression, "not ended then," traces a single continuous tragedy from slavery through the civil war through the failures of reconstruction into the stubborn oppression of the new century, as the final line of the octave returns the poem from the heroic and increasingly legendary past to the vexing present.