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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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After a short interval, which John Browdie employed upon the ham and a cold round of beef, the waiter returned with another pie, and the information that Mr Squeers was not stopping in the house, but that he came there every day and that directly he arrived, he should be shown upstairs.
Sawyer, stopping in the course of a long draught of beer, and looking malignantly out of the porter pot.
There is no need of threats with me," said Sancho, "for I am not a man to rob or murder anybody; let his own fate, or God who made him, kill each one; my master is engaged very much to his taste doing penance in the midst of these mountains; and then, offhand and without stopping, he told them how he had left him, what adventures had befallen him, and how he was carrying a letter to the lady Dulcinea del Toboso, the daughter of Lorenzo Corchuelo, with whom he was over head and ears in love.
At one house a dog was barking, at another a woman, covering her head with her coat, came running from somewhere and entered the door of a hut, stopping on the threshold to have a look at the passing sledge.
They even planned ambitiously some day when they were disgracefully prosperous, to ride all the way up to Daylight's boyhood home in Eastern Oregon, stopping on the way at Dede's girlhood home in Siskiyou.