Stopes

Stopes

[stohps]
noun
Marie Carmichael, 1880–1958, English scientist and birth control advocate.
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stope

[stohp]
noun
1.
any excavation made in a mine, especially from a steeply inclined vein, to remove the ore that has been rendered accessible by the shafts and drifts.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), stoped, stoping.
2.
to mine or work by stopes.

Origin:
1740–50; apparently < Low German stope; see stoop2

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stope (stəʊp)
 
n
1.  a steplike excavation made in a mine to extract ore
 
vb
2.  to mine (ore, etc) by cutting stopes
 
[C18: probably from Low German stope; see stoop²]

Stopes (stəʊps)
 
n
Marie Carmichael. 1880--1958, English pioneer of birth control, who established the first birth-control clinic in Britain (1921)

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Stopes (stōps), Marie Carmichael. 1880-1958.

British social reformer who opened England's first birth control clinic (1924) in London and later promoted family planning in east Asia.

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