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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine v. - Supply with a partition to ventilate mines.

Usage examples (24)
  • The boys came at length to a brattice, which is a screen, of either wood or heavy cloth, set up in a passage to divert the current of air to a bench where workmen are...
  • Here the brattice above was a protection to him instead of a threat.
  • Across all this face the brattice had not been continued, approach up this slope being the most difficult to sustain.
  • The other end of the gallery is closed by means of brattice cloth and paper diaphragms, the entire gallery being made practically air-tight. for more
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