shaft

a vertical passageway in a mine that allows for ventilation and movement between the surface and the different levels of the mine

Shaft

The middle part of a long bone

Shaft

Narrow column.
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shaft

The structural member which serves as the main support of a column or pier. The shaft is between the capital and the base.
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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

narrow column
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Shaft

Vertical entrances into mines.
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Shaft

The body of an arrow to which the nock, pile and fletchings are fitted.
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shaft

The long narrow pole that is the handle of an axe, or the stick part of an arrow.
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Shaft

Large vertical duct used for housing services or lifts.
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Shaft

Coal shafts were vertical openings, through which coal mines were entered. They were often lined with wood, stone or brick. Many survive as open holes or as an overgrown earthwork. The earliest examples belong to the medieval period, but most were dug in the 18th and 19th centuries A vertical hole sunk into the ground for mining purposes. The shaft...
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Shaft

The trunk of a column between the base and capital.
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Shaft

In architecture, the shaft is the part of a column between the capital and the base. It may be monolithic, or constructed out of several cylindrical elements called drums.
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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

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

noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
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shaft

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

noun the hollow spine of a feather
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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.) 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

(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 `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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(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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