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  • The collier or collyer was the labourer who cut the timber, stacked it in heaps, charked it, and conveyed the coal on pack-horses to the iron bloomary and forge, situated in some neighbouring valley, where a stream of water gave motion to the bellows and the tilt-hammer.

    The Coal Question~ Of the Iron Trade

  • Twa-three year ago, some o 'the collyer bodies were choked to death down below wi' a blast of foul air; and a pour o 'orphan weans they left behint them on the cauldrife parish.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

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    Codex - Recent changes [en]

  • For those who don't know about the collyer brothers:

    Latest Articles

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    Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler: Doctorow's Bleak House

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    Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler: Doctorow's Bleak House

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  • Yep. That's about right. She's modeled her bedroom after her father's garage...

    October 27, 2008

  • Uselessness has a list - not unabridged, of course - of items found in the Collyers' apartment.

    October 27, 2008

  • I shall, henceforth, refer to my daughter's bedroom as "the collyer." Thanks, 'nach!

    October 27, 2008

  • An apartment excessively packed with junk, trash, or belongings.

    Derived eponymously from the Collyer brothers:

    pack rats

    October 27, 2008