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 for Goafs
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Goaf \Goaf\; n.; pl. Goafsor Goaves. [Cf. 1st Gob.]
     That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially
     or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; -- called
     also gob .
     [1913 Webster]
     To work the goaf or To work the gob, to remove the
        pillars of mineral matter previously left to support the
        roof, and replace them with props. --Ure.
        [1913 Webster]

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