colliery

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Daw Mill colliery in the United Kingdom.

Etymology[edit]

From collier +‎ -y.

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Noun[edit]

colliery ‎(plural collieries)

  1. (Britain) An underground coal mine, together with its surface buildings.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter VII, p. 91, [1]
      From the hillock a score of red paths diverged as black ones do from a colliery, one of them leading to the homestead itself []
  2. (US) A facility that supplies coal.

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