mineshaft mineshaft


  • (n) excavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a mine


  • Wyc Grousbeck has faith in C’s evolution

    They have not sent a canary down the mineshaft. The Celtics are choosing instead to grit their teeth into a smile and stride aggressively into a rebuilding project that could get a little hard on the eyes and the win column before it reaches a completion that is not promised.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "Mineshaft was a great horse," Albarado said this week before taking off for the United Arab Emirates, where he'll ride Curlin on Saturday in the $6 million Dubai World Cup. "He did some amazing things. He did things the way Curlin does it,...
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Robby Albarado Source: Pasadena Star-News

  2. "We felt that after the Travers we had a horse that had come a long way in a short period of time and looking at the schedule, there weren't too many places to go," said Pletcher. "We could have come to Belmont and run against Mineshaft in...
    on Apr 8, 2004 By: Todd Pletcher Source: BloodHorse

  3. Enron was the "canary in the mineshaft," said Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat and co-author of the bill.
    on Jan 4, 2008 By: Paul Sarbanes Source: Baltimore Sun

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