Definition of Gobbing

1. n. The refuse thrown back into the excavation after removing the coal. It is called also gob stuff.



Definition of Gobbing

1. Verb. (present participle of gob) ¹

2. Noun. (mining) The refuse thrown back into the excavation after removing the coal; gob stuff. ¹

3. Noun. The process of packing with waste rock; stowing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gobbing

1. gob [v] - See also: gob

Medical Definition of Gobbing

1. The refuse thrown back into the excavation after removing the coal. It is called also gob stuff. The process of packing with waste rock; stowing. See: lst Gob. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gobbing

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gob stoppers
goban
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gobar
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gobbing (current term)
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Literary usage of Gobbing

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1. Metallurgy: The Art of Extracting Metals from Their Ores, and Adapting Them by John Percy (1864)
"These efforts are continued for about 24 hours before tho gobbing up is mastered, ... During the whole period of the gobbing tip only feeble blue flames ..."

2. Coal Mine Labor in Europe by United States Bureau of Labor, Carroll Davidson Wright (1905)
"Where mines are worked with partial or complete gobbing, the gob must be ... A system of complete gobbing must be used in mines of the more dangerous class. ..."

3. The Ventilation of Mines by Ralph Moore (1859)
"The gates, or roads (board-gates) which lead to the banks, are represented as passing through the old workings (technically gob, or gobbing, or waste; ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"... depending on the proportion of the gobbing. The work in this figure is laid out with a view of having the same number of working faces in each direction ..."

5. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"... and those in which no such "packing" or "gobbing up" is employed. The former class is subdivided, according to the direction in which the work proceeds, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Mines and Minerals by William Bainbridge (1856)
"Waste—A vacant place in the gobbing. See gobbing; also, old workings. Waste-man,—A man charged with the ventilation. Water blast—A kind of ventilation ..."

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