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  • n. Plural form of pithead.


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  • Mr. Jha said improved wagon availability and supplies to customers helped the company to bring down the coal stocks at pitheads to about 52 million tons.

    Coal India's Net Profit Soars

  • The magnificent castles and palaces of Lord Londonderry, Lord Durham and Lord Fitzwilliam were paid for out of the pitheads they could see from their attic windows.

    In the Realm of Peers

  • The Allied bombing campaign in the Ruhr was not aimed at the pitheads or production centers, but at transportation arteries that led in and out of them, all of which passed through the enormous marshaling yards of the Reichsbahn.

    Masters of the Air

  • I went on at the pitheads, and, after a week or so, a miner gave me a chance to go below with him.

    Between You and Me

  • On their left were two pitheads whose double wheels revolved rapidly in smooth silence, and the puffing engine-house and all the trucks and gear of a large ironstone mine.


  • To the east rose pitheads, chimneys, and kilns, tier above tier, dim in their own mists.


  • As of now, 48 million tonnes of coal are lying at the pitheads.

    UPDATE 1-Coal India may miss FY11 output target as stocks pile | Reuters

  • The Prime Minister also assured the Chief Minister that he would look into the problems afflicting the Haldia Port, and at setting up industries at pitheads of mines and formulation of a separate jute policy to boost export.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • When the war ended, six million tons of coal were sitting at the Ruhr pitheads waiting for transportation; see Drew Middleton, “German Industry’s Fate Studied,” NYT, July 15, 1945, 40.

    Masters of the Air


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