shaft

  1. a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  2. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  3. a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
  4. a column of light (as from a beacon)
  5. the main (mid) section of a long bone
  6. obscene terms for penis
  7. a long pointed rod used as......

    shaft

    A long, narrow passage in underground mines created for the extraction of valuable material.
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22291

    Shaft

    The central stem of the feather,orig,Lat: scarpus
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    shaft

    (from the article `order`) The shaft, which rests upon the base, is a long, narrow, vertical cylinder that in some orders is articulated with fluting (vertical grooves). The ...
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    Shaft

    (from the article `Parks, Gordon`) ...major motion picture with his film adaptation of The Learning Tree. He also produced the movie and wrote the screenplay and musical score. He next ... ...Legrand for Summer of `42Scoring—Adaptation and Original Song Score: John Williams for Fiddler on the RoofSong Original for the Picture: ...
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    shaft

    (from the article `tunnels and underground excavations`) horizontal underground passageway produced by excavation or occasionally by nature`s action in dissolving a soluble rock, such as limestone. A ... The mining industry has been the primary constructor of shafts, because at many locations these are essential for access to ore, for v...
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    SHAFT

    (General) The thinner part of a cue, on which the cue tip is attached
    Found on http://www.billiardworld.com/glossary.html

    shaft

    (shaft) a long, slender part of any structure. diaphysis. hair shaft the major portion of a hair, designating especially the portion that extends beyond the surface of the skin.
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    shaft

    [n] - a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer 2. [n] - a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator) 3. [n] - upright consisting of the vertical part of a column 4. [n] - a vertical passage into a mine 5. [n] - a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a sp...
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    shaft

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    Shaft

    • (n.) The chamber of a blast furnace. • (n.) The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow. • (n.) That which resembles in some degree the stem or handle of an arrow or a spear; a long, slender part, especially when cylindrical. • (n.) The body of a column; the cylindrical pillar between the capital and base (see Illust...
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    shaft

    noun (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
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    shaft

    noun a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
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    Shaft

    [civil engineering] In civil engineering a shaft is an underground vertical or inclined passageway. Shafts are constructed for a number of reasons including: ==Construction== There are a number of methods for the construction of shafts, the most significant being: Shafts can be sunk either dry or for methods such as the caisson method they ...
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    Shaft

    [club] Shaft Rock Blues and Jazz Club is a blues and rock club in Istanbul, Turkey. Besides providing blues and jazz music which gives the place its name, it additionally offers a combination of rock music covers by famous Turkish musicians and a weekly free stage night for newcomer musicians. Its late night drinking and disco style enterta...
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    Shaft

    [company] == History == Shaft was founded on September 1, 1975 by Hiroshi Wakao, former Mushi Production`s animator. The company was originally founded to paint the animation but later worked on animation production as a subcontractor. They were able to produce their own first original series, Yume kara, Samenai in 1987. In 2000, after Shaf...
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    Shaft

    [golf] The shaft of a golf club is the long, tapered tube which connects the golfer’s hands to the club head. While hundreds of different designs exist, the primary purpose of the golf shaft remains the same - to provide the player with a way to generate centrifugal force in order to effectively strike the ball. When properly gripped the ...
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    Shaft

    [rave] Shaft was a UK based dance music act from Ilford, East London, that scored a Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart in December 1991, with a rave track, `Roobarb and Custard`. It featured vocal samples from the vintage children`s television cartoon Roobarb, as well as a variety of sound effects. The main contributor was the British recor...
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    Shaft

    Shaft noun [ Middle English shaft , schaft , Anglo-Saxon sceaft ; akin to Dutch schacht , Old High German scaft , German schaft , Dan. & Swedish skaft handle, haft, Icelandic skapt , and probably to Latin scapus , Greek ............, .....
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    shaft

    1. The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow. 'His sleep, his meat, his drink, is him bereft, That lean he wax, and dry as is a shaft.' (Chaucer) 'A shaft hath three principal parts, the stele [stale], the feathers, and the head.' (Ascham) ... 2. The long handle of a spear or similar weapon; hence, the weapon itself; anything regarded a...
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    Shaft

    A frame or two sticks with heddles which moves up and down to form sheds.
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21174

    Shaft

    A primary vertical or non-vertical opening through mine strata used for ventilation or drainage and/or for hoisting of personnel or materials; connects the surface with underground workings.
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    Shaft

    A primary vertical or non-vertical opening through mine strata used for ventilation or drainage and/or for hoisting of personnel or materials; connects the surface with underground workings.
    Found on http://www.rocksandminerals.com/glossary.htm

    SHAFT

    A vertical cavity roughly equal in horizontal dimensions but much deeper than broad. Wider than a chimney.
    Found on http://www.cancaver.ca/docs/glossary.htm

    SHAFT

    A vertical entrance to a mine cut downward from the surface.
    Found on http://www.nchistoricsites.org/reed/glossary.htm
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