from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to mining for coal; engaged in or connected with mining coal: as, the coal-mining districts; the coal-mining interests.


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  • Merryweather was a coal-mining town, and, it being Sunday, it was reasonable to expect the men to be in town.

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  • Thatcher might have argued that British coal-mining was no longer financial viable (I don ` t know the facts on that one).

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  • The settlement comes amid a brewing battle between the Obama administration and the coal-mining industry over controversial mountaintop-removal mining, which involves blasting off mountain tops to get the coal beneath.

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  • Some of the greenhouse-gas plan's supporters say that imposing tariffs on the production of carbon is essential if the country is to avoid further catastrophes such as droughts, or the floods and extreme storms that devastated one of its major coal-mining and agricultural regions in Queensland state earlier this year.

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  • The Obama administration is under pressure from Republicans and coal state Democrats because of what they say are policies hostile to the use of coal in power generation, including recently proposed Environmental Protection Agency curbs on mercury emissions from power plants, and an EPA move to block a large coal-mining project in Appalachia.

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  • When he arrived last year, he played for a team in a grimy coal-mining center in the north of the country.

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  • Correction: The print version of this piece incorrectly reported that 250 people die each day in Chinese coal-mining accidents.

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  • Based on the updated information from Xinhua, the number of people who die in Chinese coal-mining accidents each day is in fact about nine.

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  • Parania left Mosty Wielkie in what's now western Ukraine to join some coal-mining brothers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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  • The acquisition would give Milwaukee-based Joy Global a greater foothold in the Chinese coal-mining market as International Mining is one of China's largest underground long-wall coal mining equipment makers, said J.P. Morgan in a research note.

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