from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The entire unscreened output of a coal-mine.


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  • If you will agree to let up on this push-drive-urge stuff; stop long enough to read a book, to laugh at Jiggs or Popeye or Dagwood, or any of the other funnies, go with me over to Adot where the mine-run folks can see what a big, fine upstanding partner I've got, why I'll have that little, old nine thousand in here by Saturday.

    David Lannarck, Midget An Adventure Story

  • That experience is as demoralizing to great men as to the mine-run.

    The Armed Forces Officer Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-2

  • Kimbrough, 128 S. Ct. at 575 ( "[C] loser review may be in order when the sentencing judge varies from the Guidelines based solely on the judge's view that the Guidelines range fails to properly reflect § 3553 (a) considerations even in a mine-run case." (internal quotation and citation omitted)).

    Sentencing Law and Policy

  • Landau, a computer engineer who lives in Linwood, New Jersey, finds a recent citation of “ordinary, mine-run politicians” and adds, “You really ought to look up Robert E. Lee’s celebrated victory over the Union on Dec. 2, 1863.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time


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