noun, plural col·lier·ies.
Examples 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.
A live frog is reported to have been found in a coal seam at a Monmouthshire colliery.
He was secretary to the Miners Union for his colliery, and had heard a good deal of silly wrangling that left him nettled.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
The scene at Harwich was like that which follows a colliery explosion.America's War for Humanity|Thomas Herbert Russell
Had they succeeded the colliery would have been closed, and all hands thrown out of work for an indefinite length of time.Derrick Sterling|Kirk Monroe
Whoever was taken on in this colliery should pass an examination and work one year on trial.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai