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

  Rock shaft \Rock" shaft`\ [Cf. Rock, v. i.] (Mach.)
     A shaft that oscillates on its journals, instead of
     revolving, -- usually carrying levers by means of which it
     receives and communicates reciprocating motion, as in the
     valve gear of some steam engines; -- called also rocker,
     rocking shaft, and way shaft.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Way shaft \Way" shaft`\
     1. (Mach.) A rock shaft.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mining) An interior shaft, usually one connecting two
        levels. --Raymond.
        [1913 Webster]

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