contact mine


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contact mine

A mine detonated by physical contact. See also mine.
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If he wants to tell his management to contact mine with an offer in writing then I am more than willing to get the fight on.
Roberts (FFG 58) from sinking on 14 April 1988 after it struck a contact mine of World War I design.
The six drill holes are designed to test four highly rated gold-silver targets areas; a) Gold Chief and Soa Mines; holes 1 and 2, b) Contact Mine hole 3, c) Old Democrat and Advance Mine holes 4 and 5, and d) the Gold Stake Mine hole 6.
Roberts almost sank with potentially great loss of life after striking a Soviet-designed contact mine in April 1987.
Lewis Trust, resolving a contract dispute concerning a former lease at the Contact Mine located in Elko County, Nevada.
After abortive attempts to contact Mine Hostess on her mobile it was finally answered by an anonymous gentleman who sounded not only disinterested but downright suspicious.
Mourinho was banned from getting in touch with the bench, but there's nothing in my letter from the FAW that says I can't contact mine,' said Jackett.
Residents, local philanthropists, foundations, business owners, community and corporate leaders and all civic organizations are asked to contact MINE and pledge financial support and/or join them as volunteers as they move to expand current and implement new nonviolent conflict reconciliation programs in neighborhoods, homes, schools and work places.
It currently is being used to assess the vulnerability of moored contact mines to explosions, supporting development of a new mine-countermeasure system.
Contact mines, floating or attached to a cable anchored on the sea floor, detonate upon collision, while influence mines are detonated by a range of 'signatures' - acoustic, seismic, magnetic forces and pressure - which can all be set off by a ship passing overhead.
During the Civil War, the word 'torpedo' was used to refer to contact mines floating on or near the water's surface.
But at sea things were different, there was nothing phoney about the contact mines which were sliding into the sea from the German destroyers off the Tyne.