Definition of Salt mine

1. Noun. A mine where salt is dug.

Generic synonyms: Mine

2. Noun. A job involving drudgery and confinement.
Exact synonyms: Treadmill
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation

Definition of Salt mine

1. Noun. Any mine used for the extraction of salt. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) Any laborious work, especially in a confined space. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salt Mine

salt domes
salt dough map
salt dough maps
salt dye
salt fever
salt flat
salt flats
salt gland
salt in the wound
salt lick
salt loading
salt marsh
salt marsh mallow
salt marshes
salt merchant
salt mine (current term)
salt oedema
salt of the earth
salt of wisdom
salt pan
salt pans
salt plain
salt poisoning
salt ponds
salt pork
salt rheum
salt rheums
salt rush
salt sensitivity

Literary usage of Salt mine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1820)
"to the salt mine or pit from whence the same was taken, to be Rock salt not to as shall be removed out of the warehouse belonging and adjoining 38 o. 3. c. ..."

2. An American Selection, of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to by Noah Webster (1813)
"... and of confidence beween men u probably without a parallel in the history of nations. ACCOUNT OF A salt mine IN POLAND, FROM COXE'S TRAVELS. ..."

3. Economic Geology by Heinrich Ries (1910)
"Interior view of salt mine, Livonia, NY Both roof and pillar are rock salt. Flo. 2. — Borax mine near Daggett, Cal. (Photo, loaned by GP Merrill. ..."

4. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"... RUSSIAN PEASANT WOMEN WORKING IN A salt mine cies in Russia amounting to nearly $100,- 000000. To do this business they are compelled to maintain a cash ..."

5. The Law of Mines, Quarries and Minerals by Robert Forster MacSwinney (1884)
"salt mine. Slate quarry. Iron mine— lead mine. that very purpose, or not.1 And the mere facts of his buying articles, and selling them to his own pitmen, ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1889)
"... or, allowing for loss in washing, more than double that amount of material, all of it from underground mining. THE PETITE ANSE SALT-MINE. ..."

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