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Re: "at the coal face..."

Posted by ESC on June 21, 2004

In Reply to: "At the coal face..." posted by koh on June 21, 2004

: What does this mean? It described the way a woman worked at her business in a large corporation.
: Thank you.

I'm not sure. Here something I found by googling:

"This part, the shearer, does the actual cutting of the coal from the coal face. The shearer has two rotating bits that cut into the coal face and works back and forth across the face, much like when you eat an ear of corn on the cob, except only this is way harder than the corn and much much dirtier."