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miner

Zoology
1. any of various insects or insect larvae that bore into and feed on plant tissues
2. Austral any of several honey-eaters of the genus Manorina, esp M. melanocephala (noisy miner), of scrub regions

miner

[′mīn·ər]
(mining engineering)
A person engaged in removing ore, coal, or minerals from the earth.
A machine designed for automatic mining of an ore.
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The miner said he was terrified the first time he went down into a mine, but quickly got used to it.
Besides this, Jam Sahib Branch, Sahelo Miner and Veso Miner of Shahpur Sub-division, closed from May 04, would be opened from May 12, it said.
April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GAWMiners announced Wednesday that the brand new Gridseed ASIC Blade miner is up for preorder.
Ali (Alun) Thomas, a striking Blaenant miner in 1984, now leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, played a key part in the alliance, as he was sent to London to receive a cheque at a gay pub in London on behalf of the strikers and their families, the money having being raised by the gay community in the UK capital which was forming a considerable lobby group due to the Aids issue.
My father, as he lay dying with pneumoconiosis, said: "If I had my life to live over again, I would be a miner.
Two of these fatalities could have been prevented by disconnecting the power and assuring it is off, having each miner on the job lock the power source in the safe position, using his or her personal safety lock and tag to prevent the power from being reenergized.
Bringing Miner on board is sure to spark more speculation about Perry's intentions for both potential races.
CHILE'S rescued miners yesterday endured a bittersweet anniversary of their ordeal as they were hailed as heroes in their hometown before coming under attack from anti-government protesters.
Manila Some 60 miners were trapped by a hectare-wide landslide in a mining village in the southern Philippines, prompting authorities to increase the type of equipment used by rescuers, sources said.
The rescued miners, who showed no visible injuries but looked weak, were
LIKE many all over the world, I was glued to the TV watching the Chilean miners being rescued.
Aug 6: President Pinera vowed to do "everything humanly possible" to rescue the 33 missing miners.