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Birth-control campaigner who in 1921 opened the first birth control clinic in London (1880-1958).  Synonyms: Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes, Marie Stopes.

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"Stopes" Quotes from Famous Books

... Westlake brought down his right fist into the palm of his left hand for emphasis. "This comes from information I can rely on, from logical deductions of my own, from actual observation of conditions. Yesterday they closed up the stopes in the Molly. Boarded 'em over. This was done without consulting me. The superintendent talked some rot about not wishing over-production and pushing development. I heard of it after I had walked out of Keith's office, resigned, or fired. You can't issue an order like that without miners ...
— Rimrock Trail • J. Allan Dunn

... working hard, striking faster than his partner; and in every stroke there was a smashing enthusiasm, a romping joy in the work, that won the hearts of the miners. He was what they had been before drink and bad air had sapped the first freshness of their strength, or dust and hot stopes had broken their wind, or accidents had crippled them up—he was a miner, young and hardy, putting his body behind each blow yet striking like a ...
— Silver and Gold - A Story of Luck and Love in a Western Mining Camp • Dane Coolidge

Words linked to "Stopes" :   birth-control reformer, birth-control campaigner

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