Michigan cut

Michigan cut

[′mich·ə·gən ¦kət]
(mining engineering)
A technique used to break off ore at a heading; a large hole or series of small holes at the center of the heading are drilled parallel to the tunnel direction but not charged with explosive; other holes are drilled in the heading and charged so that upon detonation they break out toward the uncharged holes.
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Publishers continued to downsize their collective footprints last week, as papers ranging from the New York Times to Arizona to The Observer & Eccentric weeklies in Michigan cut back on sections, days printing and editions.
In contrast, Michigan cut its higher-education tax support by 5.
Briefly, officials in Michigan cut off tax funding to Teen Ranch, an evangelical Christian facility for troubled youth.
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