miner's friend

miner's friend

[′mīn·ərz ′frend]
(mining engineering)
The Davy safety lamp.
A steam engine once used to pump water from underground.
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tv testimonies transmit a message contrasting with that pervading the narrative of Marikana Massacre, in which, to cite one example, images of a dead miner's friend named Xolile Madikane contain his mourning the loss of a humane person, thus redirecting the focus of the narrative to a need to return to humanity in dealing with fellow human beings.