One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of coal) obtained from far below the surface of the ground, not from opencast mines.
- ‘Production of deep-mined coal fell from 204 million tons in 1942 to 175 millions in 1945, though manpower, 766,000 in 1939, had been stabilized at 710,000.’
- ‘For centuries, the wealth of Britain was built on deep-mined coal.’
- ‘By the end of January 2005, there were no deep-mined collieries left in Scotland; only one left in South Wales, which is an employee buyout; and seven deep-mined collieries left in England.’
- ‘In the long term, I don't really see a future for deep-mined UK coal.’
- ‘He ‘listened very carefully to our comments on the coal industry and took on board what we were saying about the need for deep-mined coal from the UK to remain a significant part of electricity generation mix’.’
- ‘In antiquity tin from Cornwall's streams, increasingly deep-mined by the later 16th cent., was the region's life-blood.’
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