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[suhb-lev-uh l] /ˈsʌbˌlɛv əl/
noun, Mining.
a drift, dug through ore, into which overlying material, especially from an upper layer of ore, is caved. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was no light in that sub-level, but the occupants of the cage knew exactly where they were.

  • Whoever did the job, entered the skip shaft from sub-level seventeen.

  • They knew the place as well as though the sub-level had been ablaze with light.

  • The men picked up the lad and bore him through the sub-level.

  • Jarvis, were you absent from sub-level number seventeen at any time during the day?

  • Turning the last bend in the sub-level, Push began to move with more caution.

  • Instead of going up in the cage, Marvin hastily climbed a ladder to the sub-level, where he waited for Spooner to come out.

  • sub-level seventeen, to-day, as you will find by referring to your report sheet, has sixty tons to its credit.

  • He left the cage at the sub-level just above the last level.

  • "I saw him on the sub-level above a minute ago," cried a brakeman, running up the ladder to summon the mine captain.

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