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coal mine

noun
1.
a mine or pit from which coal is obtained.
Origin of coal mine
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15
Related forms
coal miner, noun
coal mining, noun
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  • 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.)
  • And he found his ideal haven of rest—in a Pennsylvania coal mine!

    Disowned Victor Endersby
  • Is it to the denizen of a coal mine you apply for information about the Nassau balloon?

    Nuts and Nutcrackers Charles James Lever
  • If you want to see an earthquake in a coal mine, just come along with me!

  • "You'll find a coal mine quite unlike the subway," says Llanders.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • The coal miner, not owning the coal mine, must agree to work for wages.

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