Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A contrivance for giving light, in use previous to the invention of the safety-lamp, in English coal-mines infested with fire-damp.

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Examples

  • Our profitability has significantly improved from the first quarter to the second quarter, as price increases for steel-mill products caught up with higher raw material costs,'' the company said in a June 15 statement.

    Bright Days for the Bottom Line

  • I kicked my through the discarded trays and crushed drink containers, to reach the bunk where a scruffy man lay smoking a green joint and listening to a scratchy recording of some coal-mining and steel-mill music.

    The Stainless Steel Rat Returns – Chapter 3 « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • The properties were located in the huge and partially completed 138-acre project planned on a former steel-mill site in Midtown Atlanta that has been billed as one of the country's most ambitious mixed-use developments.

    Where Buyers Still Reign

  • Our profitability has significantly improved from the first quarter to the second quarter, as price increases for steel-mill products caught up with higher raw material costs,'' the company said in a June 15 statement.

    Bright Days for the Bottom Line

  • I kicked my through the discarded trays and crushed drink containers, to reach the bunk where a scruffy man lay smoking a green joint and listening to a scratchy recording of some coal-mining and steel-mill music.

    2009 July « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • Three other deals are also expected to begin trading that same day: electronic mortgage-origination network Ellie Mae Inc., container-shipping company Box Ships Inc. and steel-mill services provider TMS International Corp.

    Zipcar, Others Set Debuts

  • Before we learn that Joe's mother died in a steel-mill accident, we're given the telling detail of a worker resetting the mill's number-of-days-since-the-last-accident sign to one.

    'Super 8': Old Format, Fresh Thrills

  • Before we learn that Joe's mother died in a steel-mill accident, we're given the telling detail of a worker resetting the mill's number-of-days-since-the-last-accident sign to one.

    'Super 8': Old Format, Fresh Thrills

  • He was born Stanislaus Musial in 1920—his father was a Polish immigrant, his mother of Czech origin—in Donora, Pa., a steel-mill town outside Pittsburgh.

    Taking a Swing at Restoring a Legend

  • Mr. Hu, who has close ties with both Chinese steel-mill and foreign mining companies, said the deals were "short-term contracts" and don't represent a final agreement on the 2010-2011 benchmark.

    BHP Said to Reach China Ore Deal

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