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 for Mine pig
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mine \Mine\, n. [F., fr. LL. mina. See Mine, v. i.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A subterranean cavity or passage; especially:
        (a) A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic
            ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral
            substances are taken by digging; -- distinguished from
            the pits from which stones for architectural purposes
            are taken, and which are called quarries.
        (b) (Mil.) A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification
            or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the
            superstructure with some explosive agent.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by
        digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Fig.): A rich source of wealth or other good. --Shak.
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     4. (Mil.) An explosive device placed concealed in a location,
        on land or at sea, where an enemy vehicle or enemy
        personnel may pass through, having a triggering mechanism
        which detects people or vehicles, and which will explode
        and kill or maim personnel or destroy or damage vehicles.
        A mine placed at sea (formerly called a torpedo, see
        torpedo[2]
        (a) ) is also called an marine mine and underwater mine
            and sometimes called a floating mine, even though it
            may be anchored to the floor of the sea and not
            actually float freely. A mine placed on land (formerly
            called a torpedo, see torpedo[3]), usually buried,
            is called a land mine.
            [PJC]
  
     Mine dial, a form of magnetic compass used by miners.
  
     Mine pig, pig iron made wholly from ore; in distinction
        from cinder pig, which is made from ore mixed with forge
        or mill cinder.
  
     gold mine
        (a) a mine where gold is obtained.
        (b) (Fig.) a rich source of wealth or other good; same as
            Mine 3. --Raymond.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mine pig
      n 1: pig iron made entirely from ore

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