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land mine:

see minemine,
in warfare, term formerly applied to a system of tunnels dug under an army fortification and ending in a chamber where either explosives were placed to be detonated at a chosen moment or the supports were burned, causing the mine and the wall above it to collapse.
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, in warfare.

land mine

[′lan ‚mīn]
(ordnance)
A container filled with high explosives or chemicals, placed on the ground or lightly covered, and fitted with a fuse or a firing device or both.
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"It is not possible that the threatening of the villagers, the forced labour of the villagers and the landmines problems will disappear easily even after the ceasefire." - Situation update written by a community member, Bu Tho Township, Papun District (Received in November 2012).
In this work, the frequencies of 0.39 GHz, 0.47 GHz and 0.55 GHz are considered depending on the ground condition after investigating the DFT results for all the landmines and the ground conditions.
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Following her death the humanitarian not-for-profit Mineseeker Foundation was launched to help the victims of landmines, backed by patrons such as Nelson Mandela, Sir Richard Branson, Brad Pitt and Lord Attenborough.
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"Our hope is that today's announcement will instill an even stronger commitment on the part of both communities to rid the island completely of its deadly landmine heritage driven by the recognition that landmines have no place in any civilized society," she stressed.
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