noun, plural col·lier·ies.
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Example sentences from the Web for colliery
Benxihu, China (1942) To date, the Benxihu (Honkeiko) colliery was the site of the most lethal mining accidents on record.
After four days of rescue efforts, mine officials decided to seal off the colliery and end the search for lives and bodies.
Watt's first pumping engine was started at Bloomfield Colliery, March 8, 1776.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
My father has put the colliery into a company, and he has a large part of the management on his shoulders.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
Will this farce never have an end until the escaped gas blows up the colliery, and makes of it and of us a new Pompeii?
To-morrow we can open both entrances to the colliery, and after the air-pumps have been settled the work can be resumed.
In the company's colliery there was certainly more freedom, the rules being less strict.