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col·lier·y

 (kŏl′yə-rē)
n. pl. col·lier·ies
A coal mine together with its physical plant and outbuildings.

colliery

(ˈkɒljərɪ)
n, pl -lieries
(Mining & Quarrying) chiefly Brit a coal mine

col•lier•y

(ˈkɒl yə ri)

n., pl. -lier•ies.
a coal mine, including all buildings and equipment.
[1625–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colliery - a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with itcolliery - a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
coal mine, coalpit - a mine where coal is dug from the ground
mine - excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
Translations
مَنْجَم فَحْممَنْجَم فَحْم حَجَري
uhelný důl
kulmine
hiilikaivos
ugljenokop
kolanáma
炭鉱
탄광
kolgruva
เหมืองถ่านหิน
kömür ocağımaden kömür ocağı
mỏ than

colliery

[ˈkɒlɪərɪ] N (Brit) → mina f de carbón

colliery

[ˈkɒljəri] n (British)mine f de charbon, houillère f

colliery

nGrube f, → Zeche f

colliery

[ˈkɒlɪərɪ] n (Brit) → miniera di carbone

collier

(ˈkoliə) noun
a person who works in a coalmine. Collier is another word for a coalminer.
ˈcollieryplural ˈcollieries noun
a coalmine.

colliery

مَنْجَم فَحْم uhelný důl kulmine Kohlengrube ανθρακωρυχείο mina de carbón hiilikaivos houillère ugljenokop miniera di carbone 炭鉱 탄광 kolenmijn kullgruve kopalnia mina de carvão угольная шахта kolgruva เหมืองถ่านหิน kömür ocağı mỏ than 煤矿
References in classic literature ?
Great heaps of slag and dumps of cinders loomed up on each side, with the high shafts of the collieries towering above them.
He paid some attention to the management of his collieries in the Midland counties, excusing himself for this taint of industry on the ground that the one advantage of having coal was that it enabled a gentleman to afford the decency of burning wood on his own hearth.
Now, the collieries of Durham and Northumberland are gone.
Ashington has a strong industrial heritage and to this day, there is a strong sense of unity between those who worked in the collieries in and around the area," said David.
During the life of both collieries, around 115 men and boys were killed, but there has never been a dedicated memorial to them - now that is all set to change.
The Aber Valley Heritage Group said there will be another plaque recognising the loss of miners in all Welsh collieries for the deaths of four, three, two and single colliers.
Mr Steeples, who lived with his partner Nicola and 13-year-old son Andrew was an experienced miner who had worked at other collieries, including Gedling and Ollerton in Nottinghamshire and Asfordby in Leicestershire.
Today, like all other collieries it has been cleared, the surface buildings destroyed and the shafts filled and capped.
I am trying very hard to obtain some lamp checks from the collieries that once operated in the West Yorkshire Coalfields.
I am trying very hard to obtain some lamp checks from the many collieries that once operated in the North Warwickshire Coalfield.
I amtrying very hard to obtain some lamp checks from collieries that once operated in the North Wales Coalfield especially a large oval check with the words Hafod Colliery Pay Check on it and also a six-sided one from Wynnstay Colliery with the words Wynnstay Collieries Ltd on it.
Modem collieries are cost-effective - Tower Colliery, Hirwaun