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  • n. The area around the top of the mineshaft of a coal mine

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the entrance to a coal mine

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "The coal secretary has told us that the coal ministry will be able to spare some of the coal that would be sold through e-auctions, provided the developer picks up the coal from the pithead," P.

    India to Divert Some Spot Market Coal to Power Producers

  • Although an estimated 40% of the buildings could be returned to or maintained in sustainable use, many, particularly in the former industrial heartlands of the north and Midlands, are redundant: there is no obvious new role for pithead baths or winding wheels.

    Listed industrial giants decaying, English Heritage warns

  • By comparison, coal-fired power plants located at pithead sites get a tariff of 1.70 rupees per kWh while those burning imported coal get up to 2.60 rupees per kWh.

    India to Boost Renewable Power Capacity

  • He has also talked about spreading the team's fame among US dog clubs, with Bedlington secure in canine history as the original home of the Bedlington breed of terrier, popularised in the 19th century by local travellers and shown with a coal pithead on the club's badge.

    Bedlington Terriers FC receive investment from US billionaire

  • The pithead is nothing like eight miles away Stephen.

    Lucy Powell: Guardian Blogging on the Casino

  • Given seventeen (ish) Gloucestershire folk needing a tonne each, what pithead price would you have to get to make a profit and undercut the £150 price?

    Archive 2005-11-13

  • It is cast with a colloquial slant and a neat alliterative end, though there is a sense of the ominous: "On the day of the explosion/Shadows pointed towards the pithead:/In the sun the slagheap slept."

    The Poet's Alchemy

  • At some of the larger and better appointed collieries there are pithead baths.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Middle-class people are fond of saying that the miners would not wash themselves properly even if they could, but this is nonsense, as is shown by the fact that where pithead baths exist practically all the men use them.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • I can-not get hold of exact figures, but it seems likely that rather less than one miner in three has access to a pithead bath.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

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