jeremy collier

Collier

[kol-yer]
noun
Jeremy, 1650–1726, English clergyman and author.
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collier (ˈkɒlɪə)
 
n
1.  a coal miner
2.  a.  a ship designed to transport coal
 b.  a member of its crew
 
[C14: from coal + -ier]

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collier
1276, "charcoal maker and seller," from M.E. col (see coal). They were notorious for cheating. Sense of "ship for hauling coal" is from 1625.
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jeremy collier

English bishop and leader of the Nonjurors (clergy who refused to take the oaths of allegiance to William III and Mary II in 1689 and who set up a schismatic episcopalian church) and the author of a celebrated attack on the immorality of the stage

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