What is another word for miners cat?

12 synonyms found


[ mˈa͡ɪnəz kˈat], [ mˈa‍ɪnəz kˈat], [ m_ˈaɪ_n_ə_z k_ˈa_t]

The term "miners cat" is often used to describe a small, agile animal that was historically used by coal miners to detect dangerous gases in underground tunnels. This animal was typically a small breed of cat, though other animals such as ferrets and canaries were also commonly used. Synonyms for "miners cat" include pit pony, colliery pony, and pit cat. These animals were vital to the safety of miners, as they were able to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases long before humans would be aware of their presence. Today, the use of animals in mining has largely been replaced by advanced safety equipment and practices.

How to use "Miners cat" in context?

When the abandoned kid found the stray cat sleeping on the side of the road, he couldn't resist taking it home. Henamed "miners cat", this street-wise kitty quickly became part of the family. Soon, they found out that the cat liked to sleep in the coal bin at the nearby mine. The family's miner dad started to roast Nutella bars for the little kitty to eat, and the cat quickly became famous in the area. These days, "Miners Cat" still hangs out with the family, but she's also an honorary miner and spends her days playing and napping in the coal bin.

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