Definitions

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  • noun A line used for dragging.
  • noun A kind of dredging machine.

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  • noun Any of several very large vehicles used for lifting in the process of mining.

Etymologies

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drag +‎ line

Examples

  • Hwange Colliery has three operational mines namely JKL Opencast (widely known as the dragline pit), Chaba Opencast and 3 Main underground Mine.

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  • A dragline is a twenty-story-tall machine which has a giant bucket and a large boom with a bucket on the end.

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  • Hwange Colliery has three operational mines namely JKL Opencast (widely known as the dragline pit), Chaba Opencast and 3 Main underground Mine.

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  • A dragline is a twenty-story-tall machine which has a giant bucket and a large boom with a bucket on the end.

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  • During its lifetime a spider creates different kinds of silk fibers; the strongest and most flexible is known as dragline silk and is used by the spider as a lifeline whenever it falls from high altitudes.

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  • During its lifetime a spider creates different kinds of silk fibers; the strongest and most flexible is known as dragline silk and is used by the spider as a lifeline whenever it falls from high altitudes.

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  • During its lifetime a spider creates different kinds of silk fibers; the strongest and most flexible is known as dragline silk and is used by the spider as a lifeline whenever it falls from high altitudes.

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  • The piece of equipment, known as a dragline, can remove house-sized chunks of blasted rock and earth.

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  • The dragline, which is used to move soil to expose the lignite, is operated by Dolet Hills Mining Co., a subsidiary of Southwestern Electric Power Co.

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  • I'll get back in line after this, but the dragline is the increase sort of flow business enough to completely offset the decrease rebuild or is it sort of a net negative for now?

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