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coal mine

a mine or pit from which coal is obtained.
Origin of coal mine
Related forms
coal miner, noun
coal mining, noun Unabridged
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  • Captain Will Hallam had recently bought this coal mine on a little branch railroad in the interior of Illinois.

    A Captain in the Ranks George Cary Eggleston
  • Why wouldn't we be allowed to sink a coal mine in our own counthry?

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • "A coal mine without miners," responded my uncle, a little severely.

  • The coal miner, not owning the coal mine, must agree to work for wages.

  • One coal mine we went to was high up, 700 feet straight up from the sea, and amid pretty scenery.

    A Journal from Japan Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • Give the method of reconnoitering the buildings at the waterworks and coal mine.

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