opencast

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open +‎ cast

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opencast (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly UK) Of or pertaining to strip mining, in which material is removed from a surface that has been exposed
    • 2009 January 7, Ian Traynor, “Europe's plan for alternative pipeline faces big problems”, The Guardian:
      Britain's leading green commentator, George Monbiot, gives the head of the Campaign to Protect Rural England an unforgettable grilling, asking why the countryside watchdog opposes windfarms - but not opencast coal mines

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