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  • n. One who raises coal out of the hold of a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who raises coal out of the hold of a ship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who raises coal from the hold of a ship in unloading it; a coal-heaver. Coal-whippers are now being superseded by machinery, which executes the work both more cheaply and more expeditiously.

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  • Hardly a Sunday passed, without mysterious references being made by one or other of those worthy chums to Richard Whittington; and the latter gentleman had even gone so far as to purchase a ballad of considerable antiquity, that had long fluttered among many others, chiefly expressive of maritime sentiments, on a dead wall in the Commercial Road: which poetical performance set forth the courtship and nuptials of a promising young coal-whipper with a certain

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  • "One who raises coal from the hold of a ship in unloading it; a coal-heaver. Coal-whippers are now being superseded by machinery, which executes the work both more cheaply and more expeditiously."

    - Century Dictionary

    August 19, 2010