Also, the process of laying explosive mines in or under. An excellent tactic for closing shipping lanes, making hazardous an area around a fortification, denying enemy vehicles the use of roads, and maiming children and farmers for years after a conflict ends. Mining can be carried out by troops and vehicles, aircraft, or even artillery pieces.

See mine for a thorough treatment of the subject.

Min"ing (?), n. [See Mine, v. i.]

The act or business of making mines or of working them.


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Min"ing, a.

Of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a mining region.

Mining engineering. See the Note under Engineering.


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