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“I saw a chimpanzee who was alarmed at the sight of a black coalheaver, and the hair rose all over his body . . .”
“The two friends told each other their plans for the future, drew together in the evenings, and made their first life-studies from a friendly coalheaver whom they persuaded to sit to them.”
“_ -- During the late panic, a coalheaver went into a tobacconist's shop to purchase a halfpenny worth of pig-tail, when a gentleman asked him if he was in any alarm about the cholera?”
“Mother, you talk as if he were a coalheaver,' cried her daughter indignantly.”
“' E wasn't a coalheaver; but 'e was a mill-'and, an' I was a milliner's girl in a little shop in London w'en I married 'im, an' I 'adn't a farthing.”
“Breeches, rejected by common consent of young and old alike, cling to the legs of the coalheaver with an abiding fondness, as to the last place of refuge; and, on gala-days, a dandy might die of envy to mark the splendour of those nether integuments -- which he has not soul enough to dare to wear -- of brilliant eye-arresting blue, or glowing scarlet plush, glittering in the sun's rays, giving and taking glory!”
“But the coalheaver always sticks close to the attire of his station; he alone wears the consistent and befitting garb of his forefathers; he alone has not discarded "the napless vesture of humility," to follow the always expensive, and often absurd fashions of his superiors.”
“I had always thought of Poles as husky coalheaver people-and now here I find them dainty, cultured and refined.”
“Do you not hesitate sometimes and doubt that all men are worthy of the better things of life, the coalheaver as well as the banker and artist?”
“Apparently, by unanimous consent, the coalheaver, from some obscure province of France, had been tacitly acknowledged the leader of the band.”
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A collection of coal mining and colliery terms. Some British, some Scots, and some, Other. Many terms are quite to the point; others colorful and imaginative.
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