salt mine

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Noun1.Salt mine - a mine where salt is dugsalt mine - a mine where salt is dug    
mine - excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
2.Salt mine - a job involving drudgery and confinementsalt mine - a job involving drudgery and confinement
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
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In this he failed, but Alexis was sent a convict to Siberia, where now, at this moment, he works in a salt mine. Think of that, you villain, you villain!--now, now, at this very moment, Alexis, a man whose name you are not worthy to speak, works and lives like a slave, and yet I have your life in my hands, and I let you go."
His relatives, failing to understand that a question of sentiment was involved in this proceeding, appealed to hard facts, and reminded him that there were no salt mines in the neighborhood.
The seventh year his schooner was seized in Bering Sea by a Russian cruiser, and all hands, so the talk went, were slammed into the Siberian salt mines. At least I've never heard of him since."
An' there's Smoke, the black little devil--didn't the Roosians have him for three years in the salt mines of Siberia, for poachin' on Copper Island, which is a Roosian preserve?
MIANWALI -- After hectic efforts over 13 days, the body of a missing miner was recovered by rescue teams from a salt mine a portion of which caved in at Kukranwala near Kalabagh because of a hill torrent on Aug 17.
Replaying to a question she said, Pink Himalayan salt is a pink-colored salt extracted from the Khewra Salt Mine.
Ltd has put two Volvo FMX 6x6 rigids into operation, where the trucks will operate almost exclusively 460 metres underground in in the company's salt mine.
Replaying to a question, she said Pink Himalayan salt is a pink-colored salt extracted from the Khewra Salt Mine.
Now Compass Minerals has applied for planning permission to replace its existing salt dome at Winsford Rock Salt Mine with a modern version allowing the operation to continue until at least 2048.
The memorandum included extracting the rock salt in al-Mouh's natural source in Tadmour (Palmyra)and al-Jaboul's natural source in Aleppo and rehabilitating al-Tibneh area of rock salt mine in Deir Ezzor in the next few days to produce over 100,000 tons per year of table salt to raise the production capacity of salt to more than 200,000 tons , Which means exporting surplus and the final dispensation from importation.
"It is difficult to say what month the work might begin, everything will depend on the surveys that are being carried out by specialists at the salt mine," Asadullayev said.