miner

Definitions

  • the High Castle of The Miners--haÎt-qaÎt--at The Confluence of Wady Genneh and Wady Maghara
    the High Castle of The Miners--haÎt-qaÎt--at The Confluence of Wady Genneh and Wady Maghara
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n miner laborer who works in a mine
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Miner's Hitch The Miner's Hitch

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 4% of an apples is made up of minerals and vitamins, and over 80% is made up of water
    • Miner (Zoöl) Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
    • Miner One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have sappers and miners .
    • Miner (Zoöl) The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (Myzantha garrula).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life
    • n miner One who mines; a person engaged in digging for metals or minerals, or in forming a military or other mine.
    • n miner In zoöl, an insect that mines: chiefly in composition: as, a leaf-miner.
    • n miner The term is sometimes limited to one who mines for minerals other than coal, a coal-miner being called a collier in Great Britain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mineral deposits in caves: The ones growing upward are stalagmites, the ones growing downward are stalactites.
    • Miner one who digs in a mine
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Quotations

  • Jalal-Uddin Rumi
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    “I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?”
  • Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    “Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.”
  • J. Paul Getty
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    “The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. mineur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. mināre, to lead, open a mine.

Usage

In literature:

Being at the bottom, we saw no more than we saw before, only the place, whence the Mineral came.
"Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666" by Various
The one word Hardman had struck fire from this young miner.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
The man beside her holding his broad brimmed miner's hat in his hands, his unused gold pan, pick and shovel, at his feet.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Each day he rode forth, skirting the cliffs, examining every bit of rock which showed the slightest mineral stain.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
But now he saw a man who apparently was not a miner, or a prospector, nor yet a member of the professional gambling tribe.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
And sure there's minerals on it.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
As he was nearing the upper end of the camp a group of miners stepped out into the road before him and halted him.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
If the miners were startled by the resounding thump on the roof, they were now almost struck dumb with amazement.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
In minerals it would seem as though the list of products was unequaled.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
The miner within, awakening to a sense of his danger, had taken a hand in the affair.
"Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer" by Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
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In poetry:

'Tis not to dig the grave,
Where the dying miner delves;
'Tis not to toil for others
But to labour for yourselves.
"Our Summons" by Ernest Jones
Amid my well-known grove,
Where mineral fountains vainly bear
Thy boasted name, and titles fair,
Why scorns thy foot to rove?
"Ode to Health, 1730" by William Shenstone
There the tailor blows the flute,
And the cobbler blows the horn,
And the miner blows the bugle,
Over mountain gorge and bourn.
"The Happiest Land. (From The German)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The miner pauses in his rugged labor,
And, leaning on his spade,
Laughingly calls unto his comrade-neighbor
To see thy charms displayed.
"The Mountain Heart's-Ease" by Francis Bret Harte
Thou sacred nymph! whose pious care
Pours from thine urn this mineral rill,
Whose healing draughts, like crystal fair,
In pleasing murmurs here distil.
"Inscription for a Medicinal Fountain at the Leasowes" by William Shenstone
Women and men, with eyes askance and strange,
Fearing, we knew not what, to see.
Against the hollowed jaws of the torn hill,
Why creep the miners silently?
"Stronger Than Death" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

The Miners again advance to the quarterfinals of the 3A playoffs, this weekend hosting Dixie.
From atop a plateau at Masada National Park, it's easy to see Jordan in the distance and the minerals that collect at water's edge at the Dead Sea .
Martha Bernice Deem , 89, of Mineral Wells, passed away Sept 14, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center following a short illness.
Wonder Boys fall to Miners 27-19.
JEFF RICHARDSON Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
US minerals sector declined in 2009, more dependent on foreign mineral sources.
The value of US mineral production significantly declined in 2009, according to a recently released report from the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Bumi Minerals, Dian Swastatika, Vale.
Jordan Hunstad went 3-4 with a run for the Miners.
A 59-year-old Trapper Creek miner has been fined $5,000 for diverting a creek used by salmon for spawning, rearing or migration.
974 Tall Pines Dr Mineral, VA, 23117 Subdivision: Tall Pines.
Spanish Miners Protest Spending Cuts.
A Pennsylvania drilling company which played a key role in the rescue of 33 miners in Chile last month has brought in PR help to tell the story.
Trapped Chilean Miners & Emergent Leadership.
"Tiny" Parsons, 88, of Mineral Wells, passed away Nov 12, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center.
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In science:

The pair structure of the model has been analysed by diagrammatic expansion, and by numerical solutions of the HNC equation for small polyions corresponding to mineral oxide particles .
Effective interactions between electric double-layers
A similar ”doubly screened” attraction between spherical polyions occurs in the charge regulation PM introduced earlier (c.f. eq. (12)); explicit HNC calculations have been carried out for small mineral oxide particles .
Effective interactions between electric double-layers
Silicate minerals generally have strong absorption resonances due to the Si-O stretching mode near 10 µm, and it seems virtually certain that the interstellar 9.7 µm feature is due to silicates.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
Crystalline silicate minerals generally have sharp features in their 10 µm absorption which are not seen in the broad interstellar 10 µm feature, leading to the conclusion that interstellar silicates are probably amorphous.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
There is, however, another episode involving the same mineral and the mine, which preceded this one, and which significantly influenced the course of events of our present interest.
The Neutrino - Its Past, Present and Future
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