from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who hurries.
  • n. A young boy or girl employed in a coal mine to drag baskets or small wagons full of coal from the coal face where it was mined, up to the surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who hurries or urges.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who hurries, urges, or impels.
  • n. One who draws a corf or wagon in a coal-mine.


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  • term applied to the girls aged 5-18 who were employed as coal-drawers in the coal industry.

    July 24, 2008