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stope

 (stōp)
n.
An excavation in the form of steps made by the mining of ore from steeply inclined or vertical veins.
tr.v. stoped, stop·ing, stopes
To remove (ore) from or mine by means of a stope.

[Perhaps from Low German, step, from Middle Low German stōpe.]

stop′er n.

Stopes

 (stōps), Marie Carmichael 1880-1958.
British paleontologist and social reformer who gained fame with her sex manual Married Love (1918) and opened England's first birth control clinic (1921) in London.

Stopes

(stəʊps)
n
(Biography) Marie Carmichael. 1880–1958, English pioneer of birth control, who established the first birth-control clinic in Britain (1921)
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Noun1.Stopes - birth-control campaigner who in 1921 opened the first birth control clinic in London (1880-1958)