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coal heaver

a person who carries or shovels coal.
Origin of coal heaver
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A coal heaver would get from him as polite a bow as a chief justice.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • The function of the pedals is as unknown to them as geology is to the coal heaver.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • Brent looked more like a coal heaver than a public servant with a well-oiled escalator into the White House.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • Do not leave a specimen looking as if a coal heaver had finished it.

  • He was a tall man, and was just then very wet, and as black as any coal heaver.

    For Jacinta Harold Bindloss
  • The coal heaver had only trousers and an undershirt on, and looked as black as a Negro.

    From the Bottom Up Alexander Irvine
  • He may be a coal heaver or he may be a merchant, or a lawyer, or an editor—he preaches all the same.

    My Wife and I Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Tom has been a sailor—a coal heaver—and some other genteel profession, before he took to the cestus.

  • In his haste to see his sister, he neglected to clean up, and appeared before her in his coal heaver's make-up.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" Russell Doubleday
British Dictionary definitions for coal heaver

coal heaver

a workman who moves coal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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