After the blasting has been done the 'fillers' can tumble the coal out, break it up and shovel it on to the conveyor belt.
Fireworks lit up the night over the farm, blasting off over Pennsylvania without any problems.
During construction, many men, indentured servants in the beginning, were blown apart during the blasting and digging.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is blasting the president for his tax-cut bargain.
Republicans blasting Obama over the AP snooping scandal seem to have selective-memory disorder.
Two accidents, both fatal, have lately occurred from the use of nitro-glycerine for blasting.
Blocks of slate are loosened by blasting, and are taken to the splitting-shed.
The "blasting" of the green berries, however, will undoubtedly reduce or destroy the vitality of the seed.
Get through into that stope with your fuse, man; I'll hand you the blasting stuff.
blasting in surface excavations and quarries is sometimes done on an immense scale—called “mammoth blasting.”
Old English blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind," from Proto-Germanic *bles- (cf. Old Norse blastr, Old High German blast "a blowing, blast," German blasen, Gothic blesan "to blow"), from PIE *bhle- "to blow," probably a variant of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Meaning "explosion" is from 1630s; that of "noisy party, good time" is from 1953, American English slang. Sense of "strong current of air for iron-smelting" (1690s) led to blast furnace and transferred sense in full blast "the extreme" (1839). Blast was the usual word for "a smoke of tobacco" c.1600.
Old English blæstan "to blow, belch forth," from the root of blast (n.). Since 16c., often "to breathe on balefully." Meaning "to blow up by explosion" is from 1758. Related: Blasted; blasting. Blast off (n.) is attested from 1950.
An exclamation of dismay, irritation, frustration, etc; an imprecation • (1630s+)