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- n. Plural form of freeminer.
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There are coal and iron ore mines in the area, but even these were worked by ‘freeminers’ who, having been born there, had the right to mine on an individual basis rather than as slave labour for wealthy mine owners.
Spokesman John Harvey said: Elaine has been registered but it is fair to say that there is significant disquiet among the freeminers.