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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mine  \Mine\,  n.  [F.] 
  See  {Mien}.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mine  \Mine\,  pron.  &  a.  [OE.  min,  fr  AS  m[=i]n;  akin  to  D. 
  mijn,  OS.,  OFries.,  &  OHG.  m[=i]n,  G.  mein,  Sw  &  Dan.  min, 
  Icel.  minn,  Goth.  meins  my  mine,  meina  of  me  and  E.  me 
  ????.  See  {Me},  and  cf  {My}.] 
  Belonging  to  me  my  Used  as  a  pronominal  to  me  my  Used  as 
  a  pronominal  adjective  in  the  predicate;  as  ``Vengeance  is 
  mine;  I  will  repay.''  --Rom.  xii.  19.  Also  in  the  old  style, 
  used  attributively,  instead  of  my  before  a  noun  beginning 
  with  a  vowel. 
  I  kept  myself  from  mine  iniquity.  --Ps.  xviii. 
  Note:  Mine  is  often  used  absolutely,  the  thing  possessed 
  being  understood;  as  his  son  is  in  the  army,  mine  in 
  the  navy. 
  When  a  man  deceives  me  once,  says  the  Italian 
  proverb,  it  is  his  fault;  when  twice,  it  is  mine. 
  --Bp.  Horne. 
  This  title  honors  me  and  mine.  --Shak. 
  She  shall  have  me  and  mine.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mine  \Mine\,  n.  [F.,  fr  LL  mina.  See  {Mine},  v.  i.] 
  1.  A  subterranean  cavity  or  passage;  especially: 
  a  A  pit  or  excavation  in  the  earth,  from  which  metallic 
  ores,  precious  stones,  coal,  or  other  mineral 
  substances  are  taken  by  digging;  --  distinguished  from 
  the  pits  from  which  stones  for  architectural  purposes 
  are  taken  and  which  are  called  quarries. 
  b  (Mil.)  A  cavity  or  tunnel  made  under  a  fortification 
  or  other  work  for  the  purpose  of  blowing  up  the 
  superstructure  with  some  explosive  agent. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mine  \Mine\,  v.  i.  [F.  miner,  L.  minare  to  drive  animals,  in  LL 
  also  to  lead,  conduct,  dig  a  mine  (cf.  E.  lode,  and  lead  to 
  conduct),  akin  to  L.  minari  to  threaten;  cf  Sp  mina  mine, 
  conduit,  subterraneous  canal,  a  spring  or  source  of  water, 
  It  mina.  See  {Menace},  and  cf  {Mien}.] 
  1.  To  dig  a  mine  or  pit  in  the  earth;  to  get  ore,  metals, 
  coal,  or  precious  stones,  out  of  the  earth;  to  dig  in  the 
  earth  for  minerals;  to  dig  a  passage  or  cavity  under 
  anything  in  order  to  overthrow  it  by  explosives  or 
  2.  To  form  subterraneous  tunnel  or  hole;  to  form  a  burrow  or 
  lodge  in  the  earth;  as  the  mining  cony. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mine  \Mine\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mined};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  dig  away  or  otherwise  remove,  the  substratum  or 
  foundation  of  to  lay  a  mine  under  to  sap;  to  undermine; 
  hence  to  ruin  or  destroy  by  slow  degrees  or  secret  means 
  They  mined  the  walls.  --Hayward. 
  Too  lazy  to  cut  down  these  immense  trees,  the 
  spoilers  .  .  .  had  mined  them  and  placed  a  quantity 
  of  gunpowder  in  the  cavity.  --Sir  W. 
  2.  To  dig  into  for  ore  or  metal. 
  Lead  veins  have  been  traced  .  .  .  but  they  have  not 
  been  mined.  --Ure. 
  3.  To  get  as  metals,  out  of  the  earth  by  digging. 
  The  principal  ore  mined  there  is  the  bituminous 
  cinnabar.  --Ure. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  excavation  in  the  earth  from  which  ores  and  minerals  are 
  2:  a  device  that  explodes  on  contact  designed  to  destroy 
  vehicles  or  ships  or  kill  personnel 
  v  1:  get  from  the  earth;  of  ores  and  metals 
  2:  lay  mines;  "The  Vietnamese  mined  Cambodia" 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  The  process  of  mining  is  described  in  Job  28:1-11.  Moses  speaks 
  of  the  mineral  wealth  of  Palestine  (Deut.  8:9).  Job  28:4  is 
  rightly  thus  rendered  in  the  Revised  Version,  "He  breaketh  open 
  a  shaft  away  from  where  men  sojourn;  they  are  forgotten  of  the 
  foot  [that  passeth  by];  they  hang  afar  from  men,  they  swing  to 
  and  fro."  These  words  illustrate  ancient  mining  operations. 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  MINE,  adj  Belonging  to  me  if  I  can  hold  or  seize  it 

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