Stopcock



noun
1.
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noun
1.
a valve used to control or stop the flow of a fluid in a pipe

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  • Stop cold

    Also, stop dead or in one’s tracks or on a dime. Halt suddenly, come to a standstill, as in When a thread breaks, the machine just stops cold, or He was so surprised to see them in the audience that he stopped dead in the middle of his speech, or The deer saw the hunter […]

  • Stop dead in the tracks

    stop and smell the roses



  • Stope

    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 with or without object), stoped, stoping. 2. to mine or work by stopes. noun 1. a steplike excavation made in a mine to extract ore […]

  • Stoped

    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 with or without object), stoped, stoping. 2. to mine or work by stopes. noun 1. a steplike excavation made in a mine to extract ore […]



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