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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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Having made one or two tentative remarks to the nearest miner, and receiving only short, gruff replies, the traveller resigned himself to uncongenial silence, staring moodily out of the window at the fading landscape.
"Well," the miner lowered his voice--"over the affairs."
"Hush, on your life!" cried the miner, standing still in alarm, and gazing in amazement at his companion.
My host the superintendent of the mine, was a shrewd but rather ignorant Cornish miner. He had married a Spanish woman, and did not mean to return home; but his admiration for the mines of Cornwall remained unbounded.
"Never laid eyes on him before," the miner concluded his scrutiny.
Battlefields and surrounding areas are rich in gold deposits and popular with artisanal miners, known locally as 'Makorokoza' or hustlers, who use picks and shovels and generator-powered water pumps.
The New Dawn gathers that illegal miners in their hundreds had converged on the Kartee Gold Mines to carry out illicit mining.
The affected coal mine was temporally closed and an investigation started.On January 27, two miners identified as Niaz Muhammad Tarakai and Sulemankhail Tarakai, who were citizens of Afghanistan, were killed when a trolley hit them inside a coal mine in Duki, Balochistan.
Civil Hospital, Duki, MS Dr Jauhar Khan said that four to six cases of coal miners getting injured are reported every day.
Dukki Civil Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Jauhar Khan told The Express Tribune that four to six cases of coal miners getting injured are reported on a daily basis.
Police official Ghulam Ali said the coal miners were working thousands of feet deep inside the mine when the incident happened.
'We worked for six hours to retrieve the bodies of our fellow miners', Niamatullah, a coal miner told a news channel via telephone.