Casting over

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  1. A quarryman's term for an operation consisting of making a cut with a steam shovel, which, instead of loading the material on cars, moves it to one side, forming a long ridge.
  2. The operation of reestablishing benches that have been covered or caved, and also cutting up a high bank into one or more smaller banks. Lewis


Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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