Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of colliery.

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Examples

  • If we seek the real predecessor of the modern railroad track, we must go back three hundred years to the wooden rails on which were drawn the little cars used in English collieries to carry the coal from the mines to tidewater.

    The Railroad Builders; a chronicle of the welding of the states

  • Lawrence considers these questions through the medium of English rural life, beginning his story in the small Midlands village of Cossethay just as a canal has been built through it to connect the new collieries, bringing the first signs of the "commotion" – the violation, in Lawrence's sexual-topographical vision – of industrialisation to the slumbrous valley.

    Rereading: The Rainbow by DH Lawrence

  • He left Osmondthorpe secondary modern school aged 15 to work as a labourer and then at Temple Newsam and Lofthouse collieries.

    Jimi Heselden obituary

  • Following the decline in the textile industry, the family moved to the north-east in 1905 so her father could find work at the collieries.

    Oldest Briton, born when Victoria was on the throne, dies at age 111

  • On the orders of the central government, it was closing down small, illegal collieries and the worst-polluting factories.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • If adopted on the massive scale envisaged by Shu, it will extend the life of collieries for decades.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Over the years, I had talked to black-faced miners at the mouths of illegal pits, descended deep down the shafts of huge state-run collieries, consulted labor activists, and interviewed mine owners and policymakers.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Educated farmers no longer wanted to work underground because it was too dangerous, but both state mines and private collieries were hiring poor, uneducated workers, often from ethnic minorities, to do the dirty work, just as the West had done for centuries.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • It tells the tale of two migrant miners who literally make a killing from unsafe illegal collieries.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Nationalists are concerned that Chinese firms are increasingly buying not just coal, but collieries as well.

    Australian Greens: 'We don't want to be just a coal mine for China'

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