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colliery

[kol-yuh-ree] /ˈkɒl yə ri/
noun, plural collieries.
1.
a coal mine, including all buildings and equipment.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; collier + -y3
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  • The mines and collieries act also outlawed the employment of women and girls in mines.
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colliery

/ˈkɒljərɪ/
noun (pl) -lieries
1.
(mainly Brit) a coal mine
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colliery

n.

1630s, "coal mine," see collier + -y (1).

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