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  • noun Any mine used for the extraction of salt.
  • noun by extension Any laborious work, especially in a confined space.

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  • noun a mine where salt is dug
  • noun a job involving drudgery and confinement

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  • An extended discussion

    "The Salt Mines. Really??" Chronicle of Higher Education Prof Hacker section January 25, 2010 by Natalie Houston

    February 11, 2016

  • Salt yours.

    February 11, 2016