So basically, all the gold that has ever been mined on Earth today can only fit in three Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The eventual winner, Lee Dewyze, mined the lower registers of enthusiasm all season long.
The State Department found that with high oil prices, the tar sands would be mined for oil, pipeline or no.
They were hitting on all cylinders as they mined the acrid ore of Mamet's singular cynicism.
Redditors had complained that the thing they found and promoted had been co-opted and mined for clicks by other sites.
The same merchants, too, had asserted, that the town of Liverpool would be mined by the abolition.
Great quantities of coal and iron are mined in the Eastern Highlands.
Iron, zinc and lead are found in the vicinity, and some coal is mined.
Considerable coal has been mined and sold from these different workings and mines.
It is possible Hungerford Market is mined, and will explode some day.
"pit or tunnel in the earth for obtaining metals and minerals," c.1300, from Old French mine "vein, lode; tunnel, shaft; mineral ore; mine" (for coal, tin, etc,), of uncertain origin, probably from a Celtic source (cf. Welsh mwyn, Irish mein "ore, mine"), from Old Celtic *meini-. Italy and Greece were relatively poor in minerals, thus they did not contribute a word for this to English, but there was extensive mining from an early date in Celtic lands (Cornwall, etc.). From c.1400 as "a tunnel under fortifications to overthrow them."
explosive device, by 1850, from mine (v.2).
to dig, c.1300, "to tunnel under fortifications to overthrow them," from mine (n.1) or from Old French miner "to dig, mine; exterminate." From mid-14c. as "to dig in the earth" (for treasure, etc.). Figurative use from mid-14c. Related: Mined; mining.
"lay explosives," 1620s, in reference to old tactic of tunneling under enemy fortifications to blow them up; a specialized sense of mine (v.1) via a sense of "dig under foundations to undermine them" (late 14c.), and miner in this sense is attested from late 13c. Related: Mined; mining.
The process of mining is described in Job 28:1-11. Moses speaks of the mineral wealth of Palestine (Deut. 8:9). Job 28:4 is rightly thus rendered in the Revised Version, "He breaketh open a shaft away from where men sojourn; they are forgotten of the foot [that passeth by]; they hang afar from men, they swing to and fro." These words illustrate ancient mining operations.