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stopping

[′stäp·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
A brattice, or more commonly, a masonry or brick wall built across old headings, chutes, or airways to confine the ventilating current to certain passages, or to lock up the gas in old workings, or to smother a mine fire.
(nucleonics)
The decrease in kinetic energy of an ionizing particle as a result of energy losses along its path through matter.

stopper, stopping

A compound, such as putty, used to fill holes in wood, metal, etc.
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American Heritage (departing from Portland, Oregon and stopping in Boise, Des Moihes and other points along the upper Midwest): Sean Barry, spbarry@gmail.
Women with different types of troublesome symptoms had similarly elevated odds of stopping unsuccessfully (odds ratios, 2.
Praising the Duke of Biron in Chapman's Byron's Tragedy, King Henry IV says that the Spaniards who tried to bribe the hero "found him still I As an unmatch'd Achilles in the wars, / So a most wise Ulysses to their words, / Stopping his ears at their enchanted sounds" (1.
But does Derbyshire believe that stopping random blacks on an interstate highway is catching very many embezzlers?
Shutting off the coupling beam freezes that give-and-take between the photons and atoms, stopping the pulse.
a strategy of stopping when the CD4 counts are above 350 and starting only after a 30% drop in the counts.
What caused these officers to become victims while performing such everyday duties as stopping a vehicle for a minor traffic violation?