from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small car used in mines for bringing ore or coal to the surface.


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  • China Daily/Reuters A woman carrying a child cried after her husband was killed in a mine-car crash in Leiyang, China's Hunan province, Thursday.

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  • As they descended further into the mine, they noticed an unusual progression: near the surface, the mine tunnels were wider and more sharply cut, with the major arteries featuring mine-car tracks and cabling for the electric lights; but as they went deeper, the trappings of modern mining gradually disappeared.


  • Despite the flaws, it’s a movie you always feel compelled to watch when you stumble across it, at least to catch the lifeboat freefall, mine-car chase, and the flaming, beating human heart.

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