What are workings?

  • (noun): A mine or quarry that is being or has been worked.
    Synonyms: working
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on working, workings:

LNER Class V1/V3 - Later Development of The V3
... From 1939, with working pressure increased to 200 psi gave higher power and better acceleration ... The V1 and V3s were comparatively powerful engines suited to heavy and tightly-timed suburban workings ... were also maintained at Hull for hauling suburban and branch-line workings in the area ...
Slate Industry - Other Slate Producing Areas in Great Britain
... these are no longer worked owing to lower costs of extraction in the larger British workings ... Slate has also been quarried at Swithland in Leicestershire and there are considerable workings in Cumbria ... The major workings are Broughton Moor Kirkby Moor (Burlington Slate Quarries) Old Man Complex (Coniston) Cove Quarries (south of Coniston Old Man) Elterwater Quarries Hodge Close Honister ...
Splice (system Call) - Workings
... Linus Torvalds described splice in 2006 in a KernelTrap article. ...
Slate Industry in Wales - Significant Mines
... quarries were usually confined to open-cast workings, sometimes with an adit to gain access to the bottom of the pit Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda ... In the Blaenau Ffestiniog area, most of the workings were underground as the slate veins are steeply angled and open cast workings would require the ... Most of the underground workings destroyed by quarrying ...

More definitions of "workings":

  • (noun): The internal mechanism of a device.
    Synonyms: works

Famous quotes containing the word workings:

    Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
    Joseph Ratzinger (b. 1927)

    So much of truth, only under an ancient obsolete vesture, but the spirit of it still true, do I find in the Paganism of old nations. Nature is still divine, the revelation of the workings of God; the Hero is still worshipable: this, under poor cramped incipient forms, is what all Pagan religions have struggled, as they could, to set forth.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)

    We have our little theory on all human and divine things. Poetry, the workings of genius itself, which, in all times, with one or another meaning, has been called Inspiration, and held to be mysterious and inscrutable, is no longer without its scientific exposition. The building of the lofty rhyme is like any other masonry or bricklaying: we have theories of its rise, height, decline and fall—which latter, it would seem, is now near, among all people.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)