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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.

strip′-mine`



v.t., v.i. -mined, -min•ing.
to excavate by open-cut methods.
[1925–30]
strip′ mine`, n.
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Images from Globo TV showed the strip-mining operation overrun with water and mud, and large vehicles tossed on their sides.
A dirty process, oil sands extraction calls for clear-cutting and strip-mining our planet where production will occur.
A total of 322,000 cubic yards of soil will be used to re-grade highwalls and pits left from strip-mining activity.
He also rails against environmentally-destructive strip-mining in the US on There Goes The Mountain.
Fewer miners work today than a decade ago, and mine operators have shifted production to the largely mechanized and substantially safer strip-mining operations of Wyoming.
Reserves at or near the surface are recovered through large-scale strip-mining.
After years of overspending on defense and overindulgence in tax "reform," we are still strip-mining taxpayer resources that could be devoted to the least among us, to banishing human deprivation and building a nation of real, equal opportunity for all.
Gainey) and county commissioner Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds) are trying to get the Dukes out of the way via some plot involving a car race, so they can start strip-mining Hazzard County for coal.
Guy Padgett II captured national headlines by standing up to the first Bush administration, criticizing its permissive strip-mining policies, which he said caused pollution of local water supplies.
While visiting Julia, Beth was taken by organizer Bo Webb up a mountainside to see how the strip-mining near his home was taking down the mountains hill by hill.
The heads of Kentucky's four dioceses have backed efforts to halt the practice of mountaintop removal, a recent development in strip-mining the land to get at the coal underneath.
When Adams began taking pictures in Kentucky in the early '70s, farmers had been turned into cheap labor for coal mines and were later put out of work altogether, while strip-mining tore up the landscape.