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mining

(mi'ning) [ME]
1. The extraction of useful information from a database. Synonym: data mining
2. The extraction from the earth of materials with industrial value, such as coal, silver, or gold. Miners are exposed to various occupational disorders, including respiratory diseases (e.g., pneumoconiosis), allergies, and traumatic injuries.

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Mining (1).
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So he'll boss getting out the logs and all mining operations.
Now that the mining had ceased, Edith Nelson turned over the fire-building and the dish-washing to the men, while she darned their socks and mended their clothes.
So when them boys up there allows that there's a little too much fash'nable society and San Francisco capital and high- falutin' about the future goin' on fer square surface mining, I sez, 'Look yere, gentlemen,' sez I, 'you don't see the pint.
He acquired all rights of all kinds, including mining and sporting.
Michael Atkins, president of Laurentian Media Group, announced the launch of a new international mining magazine to showcase the mining expertise in North Bay, Sudbury, Timmins and surrounding areas.