strip miner


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strip-mine

(strĭp′mīn′)
v. strip-mined, strip-min·ing, strip-mines
v.tr.
1. To mine (ore) from a strip mine.
2. To subject to strip mining: strip-mined the land.
v.intr.
To engage in strip mining.

strip miner n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strip miner - a miner who does strip mining
miner, mineworker - laborer who works in a mine
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He began his 35-year career as a strip miner with Peabody Coal Company.
That's like saying you're an environmentally conscious strip miner.
The fact that they will leave behind a public sector in roughly the same condition that strip miners leave hillsides would cause nothing but pain to yesterday's patricians, for whom ideals such as responsibility and soundness were watchwords.