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shaft house

a structure housing machinery and other equipment at the top of a mine shaft.
Origin of shaft house
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Up one incline was a shaft-house with a great gray dump at the foot of it.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • From the door of the shaft-house the Cornishmen watched them mount and ride away.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • If I can be of any assistance you'll find me down at the shaft-house.

  • He ran back into the shaft-house and began telephoning wildly to town.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • Farnham is at the shaft-house—no, he and another fellow have just started down the dump, walking this way.

    Beth Norvell Randall Parrish
  • They came to the shaft-house of Number Two, and found a swarm of people, almost a riot.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • A few men idly came and went about the shaft-house and ore-dump, but otherwise the entire claim appeared deserted.

    Beth Norvell Randall Parrish
  • He yelled for his daughter till they heard him up at the shaft-house of the Bonanza.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • "It's that fellow Struve," he explained to the astonished engineer in the shaft-house.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • They went around behind the shaft-house and beyond the old saw-mill.

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