1) In a coal-mine the ‘dip’ was the downward slope of the vein or stratum, contrasted with the ‘rise’.

Both terms were used in a statement about a new pit in Shibden: 1713 From the old pitt eye towards the Soft Bed coals on the rise side is 6 score and 4 yards. All the rest is on the dipp side. ‘Down-side’ was possibly an alternative to dip-side: 1715 5 yards of end viz 3 downside and 2 rise side,/i>, Farnley.

spellings down-side
places Farnley Shibden
dates 1713 1715

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