coal miner, collier, pitman(noun)
someone who works in a coal mine
A person in the business or occupation of producing (digging or mining coal or making charcoal) or in its transporting or commerce.
A vessel carrying a bulk cargo of coal
A nickname used by the traveller community, referring to a non-traveller
Origin: From colier, from col
one engaged in the business of digging mineral coal or making charcoal, or in transporting or dealing in coal
a vessel employed in the coal trade
Origin: [OE. colier. See Coal.]
A collier is a bulk cargo ship designed to carry coal, especially for naval use by coal-fired warships. In the late eighteenth century, a number of wooden-hulled sailing colliers gained fame after being adapted for use in voyages of exploration in the South Pacific, for which their flat-bottomed hulls and sturdy construction made them well-suited. The first aircraft carrier in the United States Navy was a converted Collier, fitted with a large elevated flat deck, used before the invention of purpose built aircraft carrier hulls. Coaling at sea was critical to navies and speed of coal transfer was an important metric of naval efficiency. In 1883, forty tons an hour was considered fast and it would take over twelve hours to restock half the bunkers of a typical ship, HMS Collingwood.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kol′yėr, n. one who works in a coal-mine: a ship that carries coal: a sailor in such a ship.—n. Coll′iery, a coal-mine.
The numerical value of Collier in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Collier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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The champions of liberty have the medal for any necklace. (Les champions de la liberte - Ont la medaille pour tout collier)
The ecological impact of removing so many adult pythons from a relatively small area of Collier County can only be positive for our native wildlife, we need to utilize all tools available and develop additional techniques to capture and remove Burmese pythons in Florida.
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